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[4/22/2013] Nippon Ham, Seibu, Softbank, Rakuten

by on Apr.22, 2013 @ 11:53 pm, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

The Fighters took Yodai EnoshitaKeisuke TanimotoHidekazu Kawano, and Shogo Akada off the active roster today to make room for Hisashi Takeda, Masahiro Inui, Masaya Ozaki, and Atsushi Ugumori.

Source: Daily Sports 4/22/2013

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1st round draft pick Shohei Otani is scheduled to begin running dashes on Tuesday.

Source: Sanspo 4/22/2013

Otani has been using a black ASICS glove.  He received a new blue ASICS glove on Saturday that he will use during home games.  He will continue to use the black glove during away games.

Source: Sports Hochi 4/22/2013

Otani will appear as two players (pitcher and position player) in Konami's Pro Yakyu Spirits 2013 after users apply a roster patch that is slated for release on the 25th.

Up until now, Otani was only available as a pitcher, but the company decided to add him in as a position player after they received requests from gamers.  A second Otani was added because pitchers and position players can not be used interchangeably with the way the game is currently coded.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/22/2013

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Sho Nakata turned twenty-four today.

Seibu Lions

Ryoma Nogami threw forty pitches in the bullpen today.  He is slated to start Wednesday's game against Lotte.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/22/2013

Softbank Hawks

Hayato Terahara threw fifty-seven pitches in the bullpen today.  He is scheduled to start Wednesday's game against Nippon Ham at YafuOku Dome.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/22/2013

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The Hawks will likely start Kenji Otonari, Terahara, and Kazuyuki Hoashi against Nippon Ham (April 23-25).

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/22/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Senichi Hoshino was issued a stern warning and a 100,000 yen fine by the commissioner's office for an ejection due to excessive use of language while arguing a strike call against Andruw Jones (vs Lotte on the 19th).

Source: Sponichi 4/22/2013