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[10/28/2013] Nippon Ham Fighters, Seibu Lions, Softbank Hawks, Chiba Lotte Marines

by on Oct.29, 2013 @ 3:49 am, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

In three Phoenix League starts, Shohei Otani gave up just two runs on five hits over nineteen innings of work.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/29/2013


The Fighters named Kazuyuki Shirai their new INF/base-running coach.  He was assigned the number ninety.

Source: official announcement

Seibu Lions

When Haruki Ihara asked his players if they watched Sunday's Nippon Series game before the start of practice at Seibu Dome on Monday, only five players raised their hands.  He strongly advised all his players to watch the Nippon Series to get a head start on preparations for the 2014 season.

Source: Sponichi 10/28/2013

Softbank Hawks

Shota Takeda is planning to head to the US early next year -- he will meet up with Ryota Igarashi in Los Angeles and spend some time working out at Athlete's Performance.  Takeda has an interest in the Majors and this could be a good way for him to see how things are done in the US.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/28/2013


The Hawks announced they were parting ways with trainer Kazuyoshi Murakami, interpreter Ryota Kawamura, and batting practice pitcher Takahiro Matsukawa.

Source: official announcement

Chiba Lotte Marines

The Marines named Norihito Yamashita their new Ni-gun batting coach.  He has been assigned the number seventy-one.

Source: official announcement