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Softbank, Nippon Ham, Seibu, Orix, Rakuten, Lotte: December 7, 2012

by on Dec.08, 2012 @ 4:30 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

Yuichi Honda understands why Shota Takeda wants permission to purchase his own car, but he also does not think the team should make an exception just for him.  Source: Sports Hochi Osaka 12/7/2012


The Hawks announced that conditioning coach Shingo Kan will not be returning next season.  Source: official announcement

Nippon Ham Fighters

Yuki Saito plans to focus on body workouts during the month of December.  Source: Nikkan Sports 12/7/2012


Yoshio Itoi's salary negotiation meeting on Thursday lasted about two hours.  Source: Sports Hochi 12/7/2012

Seibu Lions

Yusei Kikuchi left for personal workouts in Okinawa on Friday.  He will likely remain down south for the rest of the year.  He also has plans to work out with players like Kazuhisa Ishii and Takayuki Kishi in Hawaii next month.  Source: Sponichi 12/7/2012

Orix Buffaloes

Takahiro Okada is scheduled to visit Rikuzentakata, Iwate on the 13th.  He plans to donate 500,000 yen to earthquake relief.  Source: Nikkan Sports 12/7/2012

Chiba Lotte Marines

Tomoya Satozaki re-signed a two-year deal and will make an estimated 160 million yen (up 10 million yen) next year.  Source: Daily Sports 12/7/2012