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[10/19/2013] Rumors: Seibu Lions, Orix Buffaloes

by on Oct.20, 2013 @ 6:10 am, under NPB

Seibu Lions

The Lions will likely part ways with Ichi-gun bullpen pitching coach Takashi Ishii.  Ichi-gun pitching coach Tadashi Sugimoto will likely be reassigned to Ni-gun pitching coach.  Current Ni-gun pitching coach Takehiro Hashimoto is not expected to return.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/19/2013, Sponichi 10/19/2013

Orix Buffaloes

The Orix Buffaloes are not planning to post Yoshio Itoi.  He is not scheduled to earn his international FA option until 2017, at the earliest.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/19/2013

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