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[3/24/2013] Nippon Ham, Softbank, Orix

by on Mar.24, 2013 @ 11:43 pm, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

1st round draft pick Shohei Otani is scheduled to pitch about three innings in relief in a Ni-gun game against Seibu at Kamagaya on the 27th.

Source: Sponichi 3/24/2013

Softbank Hawks

The opening day starting rotation could be: Tadashi Settsu, Kenji OtonariVicente Padilla, Shota Takeda, 1st round draft pick Nao Higashihama, and 6th round draft pick Hirofumi Yamanaka.

Kazuyuki Hoashi could begin start the year at Ni-gun.

Source: Sponichi 3/24/2013

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Masahiko Morifuku is scheduled to pitch in a Ni-gun game against Chunichi on the 26th.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/24/2013

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Yuichi Honda's wife gave birth to the couple's first child, a girl, at 8:13am on Saturday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/24/2013

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The team bus arrived at Mazda Stadium well ahead of their scheduled arrival time today.  The reason: the team thought there would be more traffic than usual because a new Costco store opened near the stadium on Saturday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/24/2013

Orix Buffaloes

Mamoru Kishida started a Ni-gun game against Hanshin today and tossed three shutout innings while allowing three hits.  He is making his way back from a left hamstring injury and will likely pitch at least one more game at Ni-gun.

Source: Sponichi 3/24/2013