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[10/14/2013] Rumors: Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Oct.14, 2013 @ 11:57 pm, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

Shigekazu Mori is planning to head to the Dominican Republic in November to check on current players (Hector Luna and Daniel Cabrera) and to see if he can find some new talent, possibly a left-handed starting pitcher.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/14/2013

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The Dragons will likely part ways with catching coach Susumu Kaneda.  Thirteen coaches will not be returning next year.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/14/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Randy Messenger on next season:

I just want to play baseball.  That is it.  If I end up staying, I end up staying.  If I sign with another team, then I sign with another team.  I want to pitch well for new opportunities.

Source: Daily Sports 10/14/2013

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Matt Murton on next season:

My wife is pregnant so I will be in Japan for another two weeks.  As for next year, I am not really sure.  It has been great playing for Hanshin.

Source: Sanspo 10/14/2013

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INF/base-running coach Teruyoshi Kuji met Yutaka Wada and team president Eiichi Takano after Sunday's game and told them he wanted to step down.  Ni-gun INF/base-running coach Naoyuki Kazaoka is expected to take Takano's spot.

Scout Shuta Tanaka could be offered a coaching position.

Source: Sanspo 10/14/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

Takeshi Hosoyamada was senryokugaied by Yokohama earlier this month.  He is planning to attend the twelve-team tryouts later this year because he feels he can still play.

Source: Sponichi 10/14/2013