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[11/13/2013] Nippon Ham Fighters, Seibu Lions, Softbank Hawks, Rakuten Eagles, Chiba Lotte Marines, Orix Buffaloes

by on Nov.13, 2013 @ 11:55 pm, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

Yuki Saito closed out the last day of fall camp on Tuesday by tossing sixty-five pitches in the bullpen.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/13/2013

Seibu Lions

Lions Thanks Festa 2013 will take place on November 23 between 11:00 and 14:30.  Admission will be free.

Source: official announcement

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Garrett Mock threw forty-eight pitches in his first bullpen session on Tuesday.

Source: Sports Hochi 11/13/2013

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The Lions will play a practice game against Softbank at Ivy Stadium on the 14th.

Source: Sports Hochi 11/13/2013

Softbank Hawks

Takaki Minami was senryokugai'ed in October.  The Hawks announced today that Minami will return next season as an Ikusei player.  His number will change from 59 to 123.

They also announced that they extended Ikusei contracts for Daiichiro Ito, Daiki Nakahara, and Keisuke Yasuda.

Source: Sponichi 11/13/2013, Nikkan Sports 11/13/2013

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Barbaro Canizares took fifty-six swings during batting practice today and hit three over the fence.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/13/2013

According to Tokyo Sports, some in the organization are comparing Canizares to Roberto Petagine.

Source: Tokyo Sports 11/13/2013

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Hiroki Yamada was playing winter ball in the Dominican Republic (from October 21).  The Hawks announced today that he will head to Puerto Rico on November 14 and remain there until December 21.

In two starts with Aguilas Cibaenas, Yamada was 0-2 with a 12.60 ERA (5.0 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 HR, 4 BB, 3 SO).

Source: Sports Hochi 11/13/2013, Nikkan Sports 11/13/2013, MLB.com player card

Rakuten Eagles

The Eagles arrived in Taichung, Taiwan today.

Source: Daily Sports 11/13/2013

About 300 fans greeted the team at the airport.  Seven TV cameras were spotted in the arrival lobby.

Source: Sponichi 11/13/2013

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The following three players from the Japan Women's Baseball League will participate in fall camp workouts between November 13 and 16: Yuki Kawabata (East Astraia), Iori Miura (West Flora), and Ayami Sato (North Reia).

Source: official announcement

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The Eagles are planning to give Softbank senryokugai Sho Arima a tryout during fall camp.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/13/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

The Marines announced that will give pitchers Tetsuya Iwasaki (31) and Takayuki Kanamori (28) a look during fall camp, beginning on the 14th.

Source: Sanspo 11/13/2013

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Former Chiba Lotte Marine Kiyoshi Hatsushiba will take over as manager of Sega Sammy (Indsutrial League) on December 1.

Source: official announcement

Orix Buffaloes

Former Yomiuri Ikusei Kenichi Marumo played in a practice game against Hanshin on Tuesday.  He started in left and batted lead-off.  He went 2-for-4 with a walk.  He borrowed batting practice pitcher Shinjiro Kojima's uniform for the game.

Source: Sponichi 11/13/2013

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The Gunma Diamond Pegasus (BC League) announced the addition of former Orix infielder Hiromi Matsunaga as a special position players coach.  He has been assigned the number eighty-seven.

Source: official announcement