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[6/12/2013] Nippon Ham, Seibu, Softbank

by on Jun.12, 2013 @ 5:41 pm, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

The Fighters want to give 1st round draft pick Shohei Otani some rest and may not use him much against the Hanshin Tigers (June 12-13) -- he will most likely sit out tonight's game and could be limited to a mid- to late-inning replacement role on Thursday.

Source: Daily Sports 6/12/2013

Otani is sporting a new hairstyle -- his sideburns have been shaved down.

Source: Sanspo 6/12/2013

Seibu Lions

Ken Togame and 1st round draft pick Tatsushi Masuda will likely pitch out of the bullpen for the remaining four Inter-league games.

Source: Sponichi 6/12/2013

Softbank Hawks

Wily Mo Pena was added to the active roster today.  He could end up in a platoon at DH with Bryan LaHair, depending on the opponent (Pena at DH and LaHair at first is also a possibility).

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/12/2013