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Jose Contreras’ son drops out of Yanagawa High School

by on Jul.15, 2011 @ 7:09 pm, under High School
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The media learned yesterday that Jose Contreras' son, Kevin Smith, dropped out of Yanagawa High School.

Smith was originally enrolled in a baseball academy in the US, but wanted to experience the Koshien in Japan and transferred to Yanagawa High School in April.  But he had hip/lower back problems and returned to the US for surgery, never returning to the team and dropping out of the high school.

It seems his injury was fairly severe (his right leg was feeling numb and he had a hard time walking) and may have factored into his decision to leave the school.

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Jose Contreras’ son to attend Yanagawa High School

by on Apr.07, 2010 @ 5:58 pm, under High School
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It appears as though Jose Contreras' son, Kevin Smith, will be attending Yanagawa High School.  Smith told reporters that he hopes to become a player that his teammates can rely on and that he wants to make it to the Koshien.

According to school officials, Smith heard about the Koshien tournament, decided he wanted to study in Japan because of it, and applied to Yanagawa because of their international studies department.

Wonder if he's any good.

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