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[11/4/2013] Rakuten Eagles: Motohiro Shima, Ginji, and Takero Okajima make Samurai Japan roster

by on Nov.04, 2013 @ 8:35 pm, under Samurai Japan

The NPB announced that the remaining three spots on the Samurai Japan roster will go to Motohiro Shima, Ginji, and Takero Okajima.

Yomiuri is the only NPB team that is not represented on the Samurai Japan roster.  There was a pitching candidate from the Giants, but the organization turned down the selection because they wanted to give the player some rest after a year which included appearances in both the WBC and Nippon Series.

Source: official announcement, Daily Sports 11/4/2013

See also:

[10/28/2013] Samurai Japan Roster Released (includes Shima, Ginji, and Okajima)