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Nippon Ham, Seibu, Orix, Rakuten: March 29, 2012

by on Mar.30, 2012 @ 5:30 am, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

Kensuke Tanaka unveiled his uniform with the letter 'C' on the left chest on Thursday.  This is the first time the letter has appeared on the captain's uniform in franchise history.

Seibu Lions

Hiroyuki Nakajima did not take batting practice for the third straight day on Thursday.  When asked why, he told reporters he had nothing to say about it.

Orix Buffaloes

Alfredo Figaro is the first foreign pitcher in franchise history to get an opening day start since Dae-Seong Gu in 2004.

Rakuten Eagles

The Eagles added Ikusei players Hayato Kawaguchi (26) and Jim Heuser (27) to the seventy-man roster on Thursday.  Kawaguchi was assigned the number 98, Heuser the number 53.

3 comments on “Nippon Ham, Seibu, Orix, Rakuten: March 29, 2012

  1. Carter

    I heard Shogo Akiyama wouldn’t be on the starting line up, injury or simple bad taste from Nabe-Q ?

    1. Carter

      Thank you. I hope he recovers and come back quickly, numbers are deceiving and doesn’t tell how good he was.

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