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[6/8/2013] Nippon Ham, Seibu, Softbank, Orix

by on Jun.08, 2013 @ 11:38 pm, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

Hisashi Takeda threw forty-seven pitches to a squatting catcher in the bullpen at Kamagaya on Friday.  It was his first session since he started feeling tightness in his right elbow.  Takeda is hoping to make it back to the active roster in the minimum amount of time.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/8/2013

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After throwing eighty-two pitches in the bullpen on Friday, 1st round draft pick Shohei Otani took fifty-four swings during batting practice and hit five over the fence.

Source: Sports Hochi 6/8/2013

Seibu Lions

Hisanobu Watanabe told reporters on Friday that he plans to move Hideaki Wakui back to the starting rotation after Inter-league play ends.

Source: Sponichi 6/8/2013

Softbank Hawks

Tadashi Settsu could return to the active roster in time for one last Inter-league start on the 13th against Yakult at YafuOku Dome.  The Hawks were thinking about getting through the remaining games on the IL schedule without the help of Settsu, but may allow him to pitch depending on how he is feeling.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/8/2013

Orix Buffaloes

Hiroshi Moriwaki is not satisfied with how the catchers are handling the pitching staff and may issue signs from the dugout in key situations.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/8/2013