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[6/12/2013] Nippon Ham, Softbank, Rakuten, Orix

by on Jun.13, 2013 @ 1:19 am, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

Hideki Kuriyama told reporters on Wednesday that there was a good chance 1st round draft pick Shohei Otani will make his next start on the 18th against Hiroshima at Mazda Stadium.  A final decision will likely be reached after the Fighters have had a chance to see Otani is feeling/doing on Thursday.

Source: Sponichi 6/12/2013

Softbank Hawks

The Hawks could wrap-up the Inter-league championship on Thursday if: they beat Yakult and Rakuten, Orix, and Hanshin lose.

Source: Sponichi 6/12/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Ginji's wife gave birth to the couple's first child, a boy weighing 3,130 grams, on Wednesday at 3:13pm.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/12/2013, Oricon Style 6/12/2013

Orix Buffaloes

The Buffaloes decided to demote Yuki Miyazaki after he missed a sign for a squeeze attempt in the 5th inning of Wednesday night's game against Yomiuri and left Tomotaka Sakaguchi out to dry between third and home.

Source: Sports Hochi 6/12/2013