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[1/29/2014] Softbank Hawks News and Notes

by on Jan.29, 2014 @ 11:53 pm, under NPB

2013 draft class training camp at the Saitozaki facilities ended today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/29/2014

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Batting coach Yasuo Fujii is not planning to give Dae-Ho Lee any preferential treatment during spring camp.

Source: Daily Sports 1/29/2014

Lee arrived in Japan today.  The Hawks held a press conference for him at YafuOku Dome.

Source: Sanspo 1/29/2014Hawks Ustream 1/29/2014

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Dennis Sarfate and Brian Wolfe arrived at Narita Airport today and made their way to Fukuoka.  As did Paul Oseguera and Jason Standridge.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/29/2014Nikkan Sports 1/29/2014Nikkan Sports 1/29/2014Nikkan Sports 1/29/2014

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Nobuhiro Matsuda started using a training bat without a tapered handle during workouts this month.  The bat is about eighty-five centimeters long with a diameter of 6.6 centimeters.  He likes the way it feels and is thinking about taking it with him to spring camp.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/29/2014

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Yuki Yanagita and Tadashi Settsu modeled uniforms with the Q'sai logo on the left sleeve during a press conference at YafuOku Dome on Tuesday.  It was supposed to be Kenta Imamiya and Yanagita, but Imamiya could not make it.  The organization did not realize he was unavailable until they contacted him on the day of the event and found out that he was still in Oita.  Fortunately, they were able to find a replacement in Settsu at the last minute.

Source: Sanspo 1/29/2014Nikkan Sports 1/29/2014

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The Softbank Hawks and Softbank Hawks Marketing will be merging.  The changes will become effective March 1, 2014.

Source: official announcement