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[3/29/2013] Seibu, Softbank, Rakuten

by on Mar.29, 2013 @ 5:29 pm, under NPB

Seibu Lions

Team owner Takashi Goto visited Seibu Dome on Thursday to provide the coaches and players an explanation of the team's current status.  He also indicated that Seibu Holdings was asking Cerberus Capital Management to provide their proposal in writing so that they can confirm a number of issues.

Source: Daily Sports 3/29/2013

Softbank Hawks

1st round draft pick Nao Higashihama is about 1.15 seconds to the plate with runners on base.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/29/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Andruw Jones swung the bat thirty times during batting practice and hit eight over the fence during batting practice at YafuOku Dome on Thursday.

Source: Sports Hochi 3/29/2013


2nd round draft pick Takahiro Norimoto will be the first rookie to start an opening day game in his first year since Hikaru Takano for the CL with Yakult in 1984 and Tadashi Sugiura for he PL with Nankai in 1958.

Seven TV camera and about fifty members of the media showed up at Norimoto's press conference on Thursday.

Source: Sanspo 3/29/2013