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[4/17/2013] Seibu, Softbank, Rakuten, Lotte

by on Apr.17, 2013 @ 5:12 pm, under NPB

Seibu Lions

Takumi Kuriyama became the 271st player in NPB history to reach the 1,000-hit milestone on Tuesday.  The Lions have already announced a number of commemorative items, like t-shirts and towels.

Source: Sponichi 4/16/2013, official announcement

Softbank Hawks

1st round draft pick Nao Higashihama threw ninety pitches in the bullpen on Tuesday.  He is scheduled to start Thursday's game against Rakuten.

Source: Daily Sports 4/17/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Yoshinao Kamata was demoted to Ni-gun today for more work.  Through three games, Kamata gave up thirteen runs (all earned) on sixteen hits, five walks, and three HBPs over 9.1 innings of work.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/17/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Through Tuesday, Tadahito Iguchi is eighty-seven hits away from 2,000 (NPB+MLB).  Iguchi recorded his 250th home run on Tuesday night (149 with Daiei, 44 in the Majors, 57 with Lotte).

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/17/2013