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[10/25/2013] Samurai Japan News and Notes

by on Oct.25, 2013 @ 11:57 pm, under Samurai Japan

The Samurai Japan coaches met at a hotel in Tokyo today.  The spoke about the upcoming three-game series against Taiwan and confirmed notes on candidates for the roster.  The meeting lasted about two hours.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/25/2013

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The pitching staff will likely be made up of ten NPB players and two amatuer players.  Possible candidates include: Ryoma Matsuda (Hanshin), Tomoyuki Sugano (Yomiuri), Takahiro Norimoto (Rakuten), Yasuhiro Ogawa (Yakult), Yusuke Nomura (Hiroshima), Kodai Senga (Softbank), Daichi Osera (Kyushu Kyoritsu University/Hiroshima).  Masahiro Tanaka (Rakuten) and Kenta Maeda (Hiroshima) may be asked, but will likely refuse.

Source: Daily Sports 10/25/2013

Motohiro Shima (Rakuten) will reportedly make the roster and be named captain.

Source: Sponichi 10/25/2013