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[9/25/2013] Nippon Ham Fighters, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes

by on Sep.26, 2013 @ 3:11 am, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

Shohei Otani threw thirty-four pitches in the bullpen on Wednesday in preparation for his start on Thursday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/25/2013

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14,586 fans attended Tuesday's game between Lotte and Nippon Ham at Sapporo Dome.  The last time attendance dipped into the 14,000s was in April 23, 2008 (vs Orix).

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/25/2013

Softbank Hawks

Kenta Imamiya set a new Pacific League record with his fifty-ninth sac hit of the year on Wednesday -- he started the day tied at fifty-eight with Kensuke Tanaka.  The NPB record of sixty-seven was set by Shinya Miyamoto in 2001.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/25/2013

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The Hawks will hold a retirement ceremony for Kazumi Saito on the 28th.  Kenji Jojima will be a special guest.  A Saito exhibit will also open at the Sadaharu Oh Baseball Museum on the 28th (through to January 19, 2014).

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/25/2013, official announcement

Orix Buffaloes

The Buffaloes could be preparing to offer Dae-Ho Lee a two-year deal worth 700 million yen.  A team official told reporters on Tuesday they wanted to finalize details during the next round of negotiations and that they were confident about the offer they were putting together.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/25/2013

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