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[11/11/2013] Yomiuri Giants, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Nov.12, 2013 @ 3:22 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Fall practices began on Sunday at Giants Stadium.  Practices are scheduled to run for ten days.  There will be one break after the first five days.

Source: Sponichi 11/11/2013

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Tatsunori Hara first asked Hisayoshi Chono to be the next player's chairman.  But Chono declined because he felt he was still too inexperienced.   Hara then thought about Shuichi Murata and asked team officials for approval.

Source: Tokyo Sports 11/11/2013, Sponichi 11/11/2013

Chunichi Dragons

For the intra-squad practice game on Tuesday, Tetsuya Tani and Yuto Morikoshi acted as captains and selected players (snake draft style) for their respective teams on Monday.

Source: Sponichi 11/11/2013, Nikkan Sports 11/11/2013

Yakult Swallows

Kazuhiro Hatakeyama (strain in his left side, fracture in his left hamate bone) resumed taking batting practice on Monday.  He is still not able to swing the bat at full strength.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/11/2013

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The Swallows announced they gave Masato Nakazawa a new number: fourteen to fifty-four.

Source: official announcement

Hiroshima Carp

The Carp announced today that Yoshiyuki Ishihara decided not exercise his FA option and will return next season.

Source: official announcement

Yokohama Bay Stars

The Bay Stars announced that Yujo KitagataTakayuki MakkaShuto Takajo, and Daichi Akahori will be attending the Winter Leagues in Taiwan.

Source: Daily Sports 11/11/2013