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Chunichi in Pursuit of "Chen The Second"

by Patrick Newman (Jan 4, 2011)

Alright, let me start with an admission: I stole that headline almost directly from the Sports Hochi article that I'm getting the content from.

Anyway, Chunichi has found another Chen to go after: 20 year-old Kuan-Yu Chen. Like current Chunichi star Wei-Yin Chen, Kuan-Yu is lefthanded and a product of Taiwan's National College of Physical Education. Kuan-Yu had previously worked out for the BayStars, and multiple NPB teams are reportedly interested in him.  Chunichi team president Junnosuke Nishikawa commented "it's true that we're moving [on him]. If we acquire him, I think it will be under the ikusei framework."

In an unrelated note, I found this (English language) article about Genji Kaku's son Sou Kaku while researching Kuan-Yu on the Taiwan Baseball blog. The younger Kaku is a player on Meji University's rugby team.


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