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[10/22/2013] Nippon Ham Fighters, Seibu Lions, Softbank Hawks, Chiba Lotte Marines, Orix Buffaloes

by on Oct.22, 2013 @ 1:25 am, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

Fall camp will take place between October 30 and November 12 in Kunigami, Okinawa.

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Shohei Otani and Naoyuki Uwasawa spent about fifteen minutes signing autographs for fans at Hyuga, Miyazaki on Sunday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/21/2013

Seibu Lions

Former Lion Kazuhisa Ishii made an appearance on Fuji TV's Waratte Itomo on Monday.  He spoke about his future plans and also mentioned that he really wanted to become a soccer player and was not especially happy about the all attention he got from baseball scouts when he was in high school.

Source: Daily Sports 10/21/2013

Softbank Hawks

Hiroki Yamada and Sho Iwasaki left for the Domincan Republic out of Fukuoka Airport on Monday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/21/2013

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The Hawks held a press conference at YafuOku Dome on Monday to introduce Takanori Yamauchi as their newest Ni-gun chief pitching coach.  His uniform number will be ninety-one.

Source: official announcement, Nikkan Sports 10/21/2013

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Koji Akiyama had Shota Takeda and Shoji Yoshimoto perform karate shoken-tsuki during workouts on Sunday.  He also had the two do walking exercises with proper posture.

Source: Tokyo Sports 10/21/2013

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Team president/acting owner Kazuhiko Kasai died of a lung carcinoid at 10:07am on Monday.  He was seventy-six.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/21/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

The Marines have not yet made a decision on Takumi Kobe.  A part of that apparently has to do with the case moving higher up the chain with Lotte HQ and additional investigations being conducted on blog posts Kobe made in the past.

Source: Tokyo Sports 10/21/2013

Orix Buffaloes

Not all veteran players will be excused from fall camp -- if they have things to work on, they may be required to attend fall camp.

Source: Sponichi 10/21/2013

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Hiroshi Moriwaki wants everyone in the organization working during the off-season -- players, coaches, staff, advance scouts, trainers, the front office.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/21/2013