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[10/21/2013] Samurai Japan News and Notes

by on Oct.22, 2013 @ 12:35 am, under Samurai Japan

Notes on the Samurai Japan roster that will be playing three games against Taiwan next month (November 8-10):

  • Ryoma Matsuda (Hanshin) could make the roster, perhaps as the closer.
  • The Yakult Swallows would like to give Yasuhiro Ogawa rest, but since there is a good chance he will be selected to the roster, they will make sure he is properly prepared.
  • Seiichi Uchikawa (Softbank) is a candidate to make the team as a possible captain.  Samurai Japan manager Hiroki Kokubo once told reporters he felt Uchikawa was best suited to replace him as captain of the Softbank Hawks.
  • Sho Nakata (Nippon Ham) could make the team as a clean-up hitter.
  • Ryota Imanari (Hanshin), Takumi Akiyama (Hanshin), Hideto Asamura (Seibu), Takayuki Kajitani (Yokohama), and Shohei Otani (Nippon Ham) are candidates for the roster.

Source: Sponichi 10/21/2013Sanspo 10/21/2013, Sanspo 10/21/2013, Daily Sports 10/21/2013, Nikkan Sports 10/21/2013