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[10/7/2013] Standard Baseball Investigation, Posting System, Samurai Japan

by on Oct.08, 2013 @ 12:59 am, under NPB

Standard Baseball Investigation

The NPB expects the third-party panel to release a supplementary report some time next week.  The findings will be discussed during a special board of directors meetings on the 17th.  Punishments for those involved will most likely be finalized on the same day.

Source: Sponichi 10/7/2013


Posting System

An executive committee meeting was held in Tokyo on Monday.  Representatives from the twelve NPB teams discussed changes for the posting system and went over the latest proposal drafted by the MLB.  The NPB is hoping to finalize a new agreement before the end of the month.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/7/2013


Samurai Japan

The NPB announced on Monday that they will hold a press conference on the 9th for their new Samurai Japan manager, Hiroki Kokubo.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/7/2013

Sho Nakata and Shohei Otani are reportedly on the NPB's list of candidates for the first Samurai Japan team that will be playing three games against Taiwan in November.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/7/2013

Hayato Sakamoto's name has been mentioned as possible captain of the team.

Source: Daily Sports 10/7/2013