The Hawks are looking into Hayato Terahara. Source: Sponichi 10/24/2012
Hiroyuki Kawahara (coming back from left shoulder discomfort) tossed situational batting practice to Ikusei players Kentaro Inomoto and Kyohei Kamezawa during workouts at the Saitozaki training facilities today. He threw forty-two pitches and allowed two could-be hits. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/24/2012
The Hawks announced on Tuesday that Takayuki Ichiba (rehab staff) and Masayuki Fukuda (Spanish interpreter) will not be returning next year. Source: official announcement
Hiroki Kokubo is thinking about visiting spring camps for all twelve teams next spring. He is also hoping to finish the autobiography he is working on by early December. Source: Sponichi 10/24/2012
The media learned on Tuesday that Masahiro Abe (34) will be retiring. Source: Sponichi 10/24/2012
The Buffaloes are testing a new pitching machine that can change pitch types (can throw anything other than a fork and knuckleball), velocity (tops out at 160km/h), and pitch locations after each individual pitch. The cost of the new machine: about 6M yen. Source: Sports Hochi Osaka 10/24/2012, Nikkan Sports 10/24/2012
The Buffaloes will likely offer former Yakult Ni-gun battery coach Kenji Furukubo a job as Ichi-gun battery coach. The move could allow Fumihiro Suzuki to return next season as a player/Ni-gun battery coach. Source: Sponichi 10/24/2012
Hayato Kawaguchi will be looking to lose some weight during the off-season. Kawaguchi weighed as much as seventy-six kilograms this past season and will try to drop his weight down to the seventy-one or seventy-two he weighed in 2011. He is already down to about seventy-four kilograms.
Kawaguchi originally started gaining weight in an attempt to increase power, but found it harder to keep up with the added bulk.
Source: Nikkan Sports 10/24/2012
Senichi Hoshino is placing a ban on snacks during fall camp because he wants to stress the importance of eating healthy, balanced meals. He will also ask players to stay away from crowded places, like pachinko parlors and movie theaters, during fall camp to avoid catching colds. Source: Sponichi 10/24/2012
Chiba Lotte Marines
The Marines let eight coaches go. They are hoping to name replacements before the end of the month, but in case they can not, they have decided to hold fall camp in one location this year so they do not have to worry about not having enough coaches.
Source: Daily Sports 10/24/2012
Fall camp will take place in Kamogawa between November 1 and 22. Forty-three players will be attending the camp. Yuki Karakawa (right elbow) and Yuhei Nakaushiro (left shoulder) were excused because of injuries. Source: official announcement, Sports Hochi Tweet 10/24/2012
The Marines are thinking about offering Doosan Bears' bullpen coach Yuichi Komaki a job as a battery coach. Source: Sports Hochi 10/24/2012