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Fumimasa Ishibashi begins his second season as bullpen catcher for the Dodgers. He was promoted to bullpen catcher on May 11, 2012 after being a Japanese language interpreter and bullpen catcher for the Arizona Rookie League Dodgers. In 2010, he served as a bullpen catcher for then Dodgers Single-A partner the Inland Empire 66ers. The 29-year-old began his playing career for the Japan Samurai Bears of the independent Golden Baseball League in 2005 and played for the 66ers in 2008 and Great Lakes Loons in 2009. Ishibashi played at Pierce College in 2003 and 2004. Ishibashi was born in Gunma Prefecture, Japan. He makes his regular home in Gunma and lives in Glendale, CA during the season. He is single and enjoys reading and watching movies.

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