Yokohama DeNA to Work Out Three

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Looks like the Baystars are in the market for a corner infielder. The team has announced that it will have infielders Wes Bankston, Chris Nowak, and Oscar Salazar in camp on a tryout basis. Longtime third baseman Shuichi Murata departed for Yomiuri this offseason, and prospect Yoshitomo Tsutsugo has had a rough go at the hot corner on the farm team.

In other news that is only tangentially related, former BayStar Hiroki Sanada is headed to the US for tryouts. Yokohama granted Sanada his release after he failed to attract any posting bids.

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  1. Patrick
    Michael Westbay
    04/02/2012 at 7:19 am Permalink

    I was pleasantly surprised at Tsutsugoh’s performance at first base with the top team at the end of last season. He took Murata’s one and two bounders very well, making Murata look better than he is. I hadn’t seen him at third base since my failed attempt to convince Deanna that he was not a Nakata clone a couple pre-seasons ago.