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PL News and Notes: January 26, 2012

by on Jan.27, 2012 @ 12:38 am, under NPB

Seibu Lions

Esteban German and Chris Carter arrived at Narita Airport on Thursday.

The Lions will be holding a press conference for German and Carter on Friday.


The Lions announced that Lions Academy will be opening in April.


Takeya Nakamura is thinking about starting up some sort of a fund as a way to give back to society.

Orix Buffaloes

Players left for early training camp in Miyakojima, Okinawa on Thursday.  Camp begins on Friday.

Chiba Lotte Marines

Tadahito Iguchi signed a one-year deal worth 180M yen (no change).  Iguchi is coming off a three-year deal.


The Marines have not retired the number seven, Tsuyoshi Nishioka's old number.  They just have it earmarked for the next star shortstop, whomever it may be.