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[11/1/2013] Nippon Ham Fighters, Seibu Lions, Softbank Hawks, Rakuten Eagles, Orix Buffaloes

by on Nov.02, 2013 @ 1:51 am, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

Yuki Saito threw a total 180 pitches in the bullpen on Thursday -- he threw eighty-one pitches alongside Shohei Otani in the morning and about one-hundred pitches in the afternoon (at various distances) under the watchful eyes of pitching coaches Tomohiro Kuroki (caught Saito) and Kazuyuki Atsuzawa and catcher/battery coach Atsushi Nakajima.

Source: Sports Hochi 11/1/2013

Seibu Lions

New manager Haruki Ihara visited Seibu Railyway headquarters on Friday and met team owner Takashi Goto.

Source: Daily Sports 11/1/2013

Softbank Hawks

The coaches spent some time reviewing how pitchers should be handled during a meeting before the start of fall camp on October 31.  It was a way for the organization to make sure everyone was on the same page.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/1/2013

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Seiichi Uchikawa could get a look at first base during fall camp.

Source: Daily Sports 11/1/2013

Rakuten Eagles

The media gave Masahiro Tanaka a birthday cake after practices at Kleenex Stadium on Friday.  The right-handed ace turned twenty-five.

Source: Daily Sports 11/1/2013

Orix Buffaloes

Assistant director Ryuzo Setoyama was promoted to director, effective November 1.  Director Yoshio Murayama will be in charge of the league relations.

Source: Sports Hochi 11/1/2013