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[6/2/2013] Seibu, Softbank, Rakuten

by on Jun.02, 2013 @ 11:43 pm, under NPB

Seibu Lions

Randy Williams (left arm pain) played some catch at a distance of about thirty meters at Seibu 2 Stadium today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/2/2013

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The Lions recorded back-to-back walk-off victories on May 31 and June 1 for the first time since May 6 and 7, 2008.

Source: Sanspo 6/2/2013

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Cerberus Capital Management announced that it raised its stake in Seibu Holdings from 32.44% to 35.48%.  Cerberus now has enough shares to block resolutions.

Source: Sponichi 6/2/2013, Financial Times 6/1/2013

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Assistant farm director and chief of player development Katsuya Soma passed away at the age of fifty.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/2/2013

Softbank Hawks

The Hawks took Tadashi Settsu off the active roster today to give him some time off.

Source: Sponichi 6/2/2013

Rakuten Eagles

The Eagles added Ikusei 1st round draft pick pitcher Sho Miyagawa to the seventy-man roster today.  His uniform number will change from 121 to 90.  His salary this year will be 4.4 million yen.

Source: official announcementSponichi 6/2/2013