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[9/10/2013] Nippon Ham Fighters, Softbank Hawks, Rakuten Eagles, Orix Buffaloes

by on Sep.11, 2013 @ 3:44 am, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

Pitching coach Tomohiro Kuroki told reporters on Monday Yuki Saito could return to the active roster in time for a start on the 14th against the Softbank Hawks at YafuOku Dome.  Masaru Nakamura and Keisuke Tanimoto are also other options for the rotation.

Source: Sponichi 9/10/2013

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A team official told reporters on Monday that they plan to continue using Shohei Otani as a pitcher/position player next season.  Ideally, they would like to have him regularly start games on six days of rest and play in two to three games as a position player in between each start.  There is also a chance the team might sit down with Otani after the season if he has any concerns about their plans.

Source: Sanspo 9/10/2013

Softbank Hawks

Wily Mo Pena hit a three-run home run during a Ni-gun game against Hiroshima at YafuOku Dome on Tuesday.  Yuki Yoshimura also went yard with a solo shot in the 6th.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/10/2013

Rakuten Eagles

The Eagles are thinking about submitting Masahiro Tanaka's winning streak record to the Guinness World Records after the season ends.

Source: Sponichi 9/10/2013, Nikkan Sports 9/10/2013, Daily Sports 9/10/2013

Orix Buffaloes

The Buffaloes are planning to start Chihiro Kaneko on five days.

Source: Sponichi 9/10/2013