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Softbank, Nippon Ham, Orix, Rakuten, Lotte: July 1, 2012

by on Jul.01, 2012 @ 11:57 pm, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

Nagisa Arakaki had a rough game on Saturday and was taken off the active roster to get some extra work in at Ni-gun.  Source: Sponichi 7/1/2012


The Hawks fell to fifth place on Saturday for the first time since May 19, 2009.  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/1/2012


Game memorabilia (bat, ball, batting gloves, wrist bands, and other various items) from Hiroki Kokubo's 2,000 hit game will be on display at The Sadaharu Oh Museum at Yahoo Dome, through to July 18.  Source: Sports Hochi Osaka 6/30/2012

Nippon Ham Fighters

There is a good chance Terrmel Sledge's (left knee) career with the Fighters is over (since he will likely miss the rest of the season and he only signed a one-year deal).  Source: Sponichi 7/1/2012

Orix Buffaloes

Kei Igawa will get another start: five days of rest vs Nippon Ham Fighters on July 5 (Kyocera Dome).  Source: Sports Hochi Osaka 7/1/2012

Rakuten Eagles

The Eagles will be handing out 5,000 Yoshinao Kamata bobblehead dolls to fan club members, fan club mobile members, and season ticket holders on August 26 (vs Nippon Ham at Kleenex Stadium).  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/1/2012

Chiba Lotte Marines

The coaches decided to send Takahiro Fujioka down to Ni-gun today to give him some time to sort through some issues.  Source: Sports Hochi 7/1/2012