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[6/25/2013] Seibu, Softbank, Rakuten

by on Jun.26, 2013 @ 12:26 am, under NPB

Seibu Lions

Former Seibu Lion Jose Ortiz visited Seibu Dome on Monday to clear out his locker.  If he is not claimed off waivers, he will become a free agent.

"If I do not hear anything by the 28th, I will most likely return to the Dominican Republic," said Ortiz.

Ortiz is still reportedly interested in playing in Japan.

Source: Sponichi 6/25/2013

Softbank Hawks

Hayato Terahara (coming back from pain in his left lower back) started a Ni-gun game against Hanshin on Tuesday and did not allow a run or hit over three innings of work.

Source: Sponichi 6/25/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Heading into Tuesday, Masahiro Tanaka was 5-13 with a 4.21 ERA in twenty-one games against the Seibu Lions over his career.

Source: Sponichi 6/25/2013

Tanaka won his start against the Lions on Tuesday and extended his 2013 winning streak to ten games.  The last pitcher to start a season with a ten or more game winning streak was Yudai Kawai with eleven in 2009.  The last pitcher from the PL was Kazumi Saito with fifteen in 2005.  Saito and Shigekuni Mashiba (1981) hold the NPB record with fifteen.

Source: Daily Sports 6/25/2013