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Satoru Kanemura will likely join the Shinano Grandserows (BC League)

by on Apr.02, 2011 @ 1:21 am, under Independent
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Former Nippon Ham Fighter (1995-2007) / Hanshin Tiger (2008-2010) Satoru Kanemura has been working out with the Shinano Grandserows since March with the idea of trying to find a team to play for in the Korea Baseball Organization.  But it seems he grew close to players on the Grandserows while practicing with them and would now like to join the team.  An official announcement of a deal could be made within the next few days.

UPDATE @ 10:47pm - The Grandserows officially announced today that Kanemura will be joining the team.

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Rakuten Eagles to give Satoru Kanemura a tryout

by on Nov.11, 2010 @ 3:26 pm, under NPB
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The Rakuten Eagles will apparently give Hanshin Tigers' senryokugai Satoru Kanemura a tryout.  It seems the Eagles will also give 36-year-old pitcher Shinya Okamoto (he played for the LG Twins in 2010) a tryout as well.  The Eagles are looking for a veteran presence and likely feel that one (or perhaps both) could help in this area.

UPDATE (3:27pm JST): the Eagles gave Okamoto a tryout today and he threw 45 pitches in the bullpen.  His tryout will continue tomorrow.

In other team news:

Head / batting coach Koichi Tabuchi had a model pelvis with him during practice on Wednesday in order to help show how the hips should move.  Said Tabuchi, "I studied how [Sadaharu] Oh's pelvis moved when he swung the bat.  I found that if you rotate your pelvis, you get rid of unnecessary movement and you end up being able to swing the bat better because you're more centered."

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Senryokugai: Tigers to part ways with six players

by on Oct.01, 2010 @ 10:55 pm, under NPB
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The Tigers announced today that the following six players won't be offered contract extentions:

34-year-old Satoru Kanemura P

31-year-old Takahiro Shoda OF

24-year-old Yuji Oshiro INF

28-year-old Hisanori Nishitani INF (Ikusei)

27-year-old Daiyu Kanemura P (Ikusei)

24-year-old Yusuke Takahashi OF (Ikusei)

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