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[10/20/2013] Rumors: Yakult Swallows, Hiroshima Carp, Hanshin Tigers

by on Oct.21, 2013 @ 2:29 am, under NPB

Yakult Swallows

The Swallows are planning to offer Katsunori Nomura a job as Ni-gun battery coach.

Source: Sanspo 10/20/2013

Hiroshima Carp

Kan Otake could sit down with the Carp as early as the 28th.  Before leaving the team hotel in Tokyo, he said, "I was focused on the season so I never really seriously thought [about my option].  It might be a little difficult to do since the season just ended, but I would like some time think about it."

Source: Daily Sports 10/20/2013

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The 2013 coaching staff, for the most part, will most likely remain intact for the 2014 season.

Source: Sanspo 10/20/2013

Hanshin Tigers

The Tigers will be checking left-handed arms during the twelve-team tryouts in November.

Source: Sanspo 10/20/2013

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The Tigers are planning to begin contract negotiations with players that have options on the 21st.

Source: Sanspo 10/20/2013

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Kentaro Hashimoto could return to the Tigers as a batting practice pitcher.

Source: Sanspo 10/20/2013