[2/2/2017] Satoshi Sonobe demoted on first day of spring camp

Satoshi Sonobe was assigned to Ichi-gun spring camp, but was quickly demoted on the first day because he was overweight, out of shape, and under-prepared. He participated in general Ichi-gun workouts, but did not stay for the scheduled extra practices. Junichi Fukura was not amused by Sonobe’s appearance and told reporters he was disappointed when the twenty-one-year-old said he was not yet in game ready form.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/2/2017, Sponichi 2/2/2017, Nikkan Sports 2/2/2017

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