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[5/18/2013] Nippon Ham, Softbank, Rakuten

by on May.19, 2013 @ 3:15 am, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

The Fighters announced a number of giveaways for 1st round draft pick Shohei Otani's debut starting pitcher game on the 23rd against the Yakult Swallows:

- An Otani clear folder to the first 30,000 fans
- Certificate of attendance to the first 35,000 fans
- Randomly selected fan club members could win ball autographed by Otani (two), or an Otani poster (390)
- Otani pin badge to fan club members

Source: official announcement

Softbank Hawks

Kenji Akashi was taken off the active roster on Saturday because of poor performance: 15 G, 3-for-29, 6 SO, .103/.161/.103

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/18/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Takashi Saito felt discomfort in his left hamstring during a bullpen session on the 17th and was removed from the active roster on Saturday. He will be examined at a hospital.

Source: Sponichi 5/18/2013