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[10/16/2013] Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Oct.17, 2013 @ 4:42 am, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

The media learned on Wednesday that the Dragons reached an agreement with Hiromitsu Ochiai.  It will be a one-year deal that will be renewed with no set time limit.  The terms still need to be approved by the team owner.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/16/2013

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Yohei Oshima (left elbow surgery) started his rehab at Nagoya Stadium on Wednesday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/16/2013

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The Dragons are looking into a new uniform design based on the model worn in 1954.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/6/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Shintaro Funjinami will attend fall camp in Kochi, Aki later this month.  He is not expected to do a lot of throwing, but will be working on the initial phases of tweaking his pitching mechanics by reviewing video from the past season and doing very light throwing exercises.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/16/2013

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Yutaka Wada gave team owner Shinya Sakai a report on the season at Hanshin Denki Tetsudo headquarters on Wednesday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/16/2013

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GM Katsuhiro Nakamura would like to finalize the coaching staff before the start of fall practices on the 21st (if possible).

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/16/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

Takayuki Kajitani is getting a look in the outfield (mostly left) during the Phoenix League as a way to give him more playing time.

Source: Daily Sports 10/16/2013