Sunday, February 12, 2012

Quick Notes


  • Shuhei Takahashi had RBI extra-base hits in each of his two first practice games.  He was 1 for 4 with a double in against the LG Twins on the 11th and had a RBI triple against the Samsung Lions on the 12th.
  • From Nikkan Sports via the Dragons have decided to sign Victor Diaz and will make an official announcement on Monday.  Chunichi will have to decide which foreign players to run with to start the season.  They seemed to be a little more reluctant to sign Diaz that Jorge Sosa, so my guess is Sosa is the higher of the two on the depth chart.  Enyelbert Soto has also been hampered by a bad calf and has been training at the ni-gun camp.  It doesn't sound like a serious injury, but it is possible that Soto may not be ready to go when the season starts.  Chunichi needs an offensive boost, but I think it will be Diaz that starts the season at ni-gun to help him get acclimated. 
Update: Diaz signed for about $200,000 (15M yen) with a signing bonus of $50,000 (3.9M yen).  They are definitely not breaking the bank to get him at that price.  May turn out to be a good low-risk move.

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