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[10/20/2013] Samurai Japan News and Notes

by on Oct.21, 2013 @ 3:19 am, under Samurai Japan

Some notes about Samurai Japan and the upcoming three game series against Taiwan (November 8-10):

  • Games 1 and 3 will be broadcast on TV Asahi.  Game 2 will be broadcast on TBS.
  • There will be a couple of slots for "older" players on the roster.  Motohiro Shima (Rakuten), Seiichi Uchikawa (Softbank), and Nobuhiro Matsuda (Softbank) are candidates.
  • Takashi Toritani (Hanshin) is a candidate to make the roster as team captain.
  • Shota Ono (Nippon Ham), Sho Nakata (Nippon Ham), Shohei Otani (Nippon Ham), Tomoyuki Sugano (Yomiuri), and Takahiro Norimoto (Rakuten) are candidates to the make the roster.
  • Four to five players will be selected from the amateur leagues (likely Industrial League).
  • Hiroki Kokubo is planning to let pitching coach Yoshitaka Katori handle the pitching staff.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/17/2013, Sports Hochi 10/20/2013Nikkan Sports 10/20/2013, Daily Sports 10/20/2013, ZakZak 10/20/2013, Daily Sports 10/20/2013, Sanspo 10/20/2013