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[5/3/2013] Seibu, Softbank, Rakuten, Lotte, Orix

by on May.03, 2013 @ 10:27 am, under NPB

Seibu Lions

Takeya Nakamura took 200 swings against a pitching machine on Thursday.

Source: Sanspo 5/2/2013

Softbank Hawks

Bryan LaHair told fans that he keeps himself relaxed in the batter's box by thinking about the omelette his wife makes him every morning.

Source: Sponichi 5/3/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Takashi Saito will likely be added to the active roster today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/3/2013, Daily Sports 5/3/2013, Sponichi 5/3/2013

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Kazuya Takahori will likely be demoted to Ni-gun after giving up a grand slam to Micah Hoffpauir in the 9th inning of Thursday's game against Nippon Ham.

Source: Daily Sports 5/2/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Takahiro Fujioka is not expected to miss his next start after he took a batted ball off his left middle finger in last night's game against Orix -- Dae-Ho Lee hit a grounder to the mound in the 6th.

Source: Daily Sports 5/3/2013

Orix Buffaloes

Takahiro Okada will likely be taken off the active roster today with pain in his left hamstring.  He first started feeling discomfort in the area about a week ago and is having trouble running at full speed.

Source: Sports Hochi 5/3/2013

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Shun Tono may have pitched himself out of the starting rotation with another bad start: three runs on four hits and three walks over 2.2 innings of work.

Source: Daily Sports 5/3/2013, Sponichi 5/3/2013