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[1/23/2014] Daisuke Matsuzaka, Koji Uehara, Gosuke Katoh

by on Jan.24, 2014 @ 1:42 am, under MLB

Daisuke Matsuzaka weighed ninety-two kilograms last season.  He dropped five kilograms during the off-season and currently weighs about eighty-seven kilograms.  He has already tossed bullpen sessions with squatting catchers and has mixed in breaking pitches.

Source: Sponichi 1/23/2014

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Koji Uehara was the recipient of Namisho Gakuen Educational Corporation's (学校法人浪商学園) first ever Honor Award.  Uehara is a graduate of Namisho Gakuen Educational Corporation's Osaka Taiiku University.  The educational corporation wanted to recognize Uehara for his performance with the Boston Red Sox last year.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/23/2014

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The media learned on Tuesday that Gosuke Katoh (19) signed a management contract with Yoshimoto Kogyo.  This is the first time Yoshimoto Kogyo has signed a contract with a sports player in his teens.

Source: Sponichi 1/22/2014