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[4/10/2013] Nippon Ham, Seibu, Rakuten, Lotte

by on Apr.10, 2013 @ 6:01 pm, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

Hirotoshi Masui is expected to close games while Hisashi Takeda is out.

Source: Sports Hochi 4/10/2013

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1st round draft pick Shohei Otani did not take pre-game batting or fielding practice on Tuesday because it was a bullpen day.

Source: Sponichi 4/10/2013

Otani is expected to go five innings or toss about eighty pitches during his Ni-gun start against Lotte on the 11th.

Source: Sponichi 4/10/2013

Seibu Lions

Takeya Nakamura worked out in a Seibu uniform today for the first time this year.  He spent bout two hours doing various things like running, playing catch, and taking soft-toss batting practice.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/10/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Scouts from a number of MLB teams, including the Texas Rangers, were in the stands on Tuesday night, likely checking out Masahiro Tanaka.

Source: Daily Sports 4/10/2013, Sponichi 4/10/2013

Tanaka has not allowed a home run since a game against Lotte on June 22, 2012 (span of 124 innings).

Source: Sponichi 4/10/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

The Ni-gun game against Nippon Ham at QVC on the 11th will be covered by FOX bs238, beginning at 10:52am.

Source: Sanspo 4/10/2013

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Tomoya Satozaki played in a Ni-gun game against Nippon Ham today.  He was the starting catcher and batted fifth.  He went 1-for-2 with a double in the 5th and was replaced by a pinch-runner.

Source: Sanspo 4/9/2013, Sponichi 4/10/2013