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[10/29/2013] Nippon Ham Fighters, Rakuten Eagles, Orix Buffaloes

by on Oct.30, 2013 @ 5:44 am, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

Now that the Phoenix League is over, Shohei Otani will go back to doing workouts for both pitchers and position players.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/29/2013

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Yuki Saito told reporters that he was able to do about eighty percent of the things he set out to do during the Phoenix League.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/29/2013

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The Fighters announced that Hiroshi Watanabe will not be returning as a batting coach next season, but will instead take on a job as a pro scout in their scouting department.

Source: official announcement

Rakuten Eagles

Masahiro Tanaka replica uniforms have been selling extremely well.  Fans may be rushing to purchase his uniform with all the rumors about him heading to the Majors during the off-season.

Source: Tokyo Sports 10/28/2013

Orix Buffaloes

The Buffaloes announced that Ni-gun manager Keijiro Yumioka reached the end his contract and will not be signed to an extension.

Source: official announcement