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[10/25/2013] Nippon Ham Fighters, Seibu Lions, Softbank Hawks, Rakuten Eagles, Orix Buffaloes

by on Oct.25, 2013 @ 11:54 pm, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

Miguel Mejia tossed a bullpen session today in his second day of tryouts.  He will continue to workout with the team until the 26th.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/25/2013

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Yuki Saito's Phoenix League start was rained out on Thursday.  He threw about forty pitches in the bullpen.  He is scheduled to start a game against Hiroshima on the 26th.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/25/2013

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Takeshi Shimazaki will not be returning as a pitching coach next season.  He will remain with the team as a pro scout.

Source: official announcement

Seibu Lions

The mound at Seibu Dome was modified after pitchers complained about it "feeling low."  Adjustments will continue to be made as necessary.

Source: Sponichi 10/25/2013

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Players were measured for uniforms on Thursday.  A number of players, including Takeya Nakamura and Takumi Kuriyama, asked for uniforms with shorter pant legs.

Source: Sponichi 10/25/2013

Softbank Hawks

The Hawks announced that they are parting ways with advance scout Naoki Matoba.

Source: official announcement

Rakuten Eagles

Senichi Hoshino has had problems with high blood pressure and sciatica.  The multi-year extension he agreed to earlier this month may have contained an out-clause that will allow him to step down at any time if either, or both, of his medical conditions worsen over the life of the contract.

Source: Tokyo Sports 10/25/2013

Orix Buffaloes

The media learned today that Takahiro Okada left workouts at Miyazaki on the 23rd because of pain in his left knee.  He underwent an MRI at a hospital in Kobe on the 24th and no issues were found.  He is considered day-by-day -- whether or not he participates in fall practices will depend on how he is feeling.

Source: Daily Sports 10/25/2013