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[9/14/2013] Nippon Ham Fighters, Softbank Hawks, Rakuten Eagles

by on Sep.14, 2013 @ 11:43 pm, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

Shohei Otani will get up to four more starts before the end of the season (assuming he pitches on six days of rest).

Source: Sanspo 9/14/2013

Otani told reporters on Friday that he wanted to continue getting playing time as both a position player and a pitcher next season.

Source: Daily Sports 9/14/2013


The media learned on Friday that Manabu Iwadate (32) is planning to retire at the end of the season.  He has already told Hideki Kuriyama of his intentions.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/14/2013

Softbank Hawks

The Hawks thought about starting Tadashi Settsu on five days of rest, but instead opted to give him a couple more days and will start him on the 21st against Lotte.

Source: Sponichi 9/14/2013

Rakuten Eagles

The Eagles announced today that they topped ten million (10,003,190) in total home attendance since 2005 (631 games).

Source: Sanspo 9/14/2013, Nikkan Sports 9/14/2013