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Third-year pitcher-outfielder Shohei Otani has been handed his first Opening Day pitching assignment, Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters manager Hideki Kuriyama said Friday.

A 20-year-old right-hander, Otani was one of the most impressive pitchers in the Pacific League last season, when he went 11-4 with a 2.61 ERA and 179 strikeouts in 155 1/3 innings.

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