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[11/20/2013] Nippon Ham Fighters, Softbank Hawks, Rakuten Eagles

by on Nov.21, 2013 @ 2:46 am, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

Yuki Saito threw twenty-nine pitches in the bullpen on Tuesday.  Takumi Oshima was his catcher.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/20/2013

Softbank Hawks

Hiroyuki Kawahara tossed situational batting practice on Tuesday.  He faced thirteen hitters and gave up four hits and walked two.  He also gave up a home run to Kenta Imamiya.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/20/2013

All three foreign players attending fall camp as tryouts also tossed situational batting practice.  Loek Van Mil faced seven hitters and allowed one hit; Brandon Mann faced nine hitters and gave up two hits and walked one; Bruce Billings faced nine hitters and did not allow any hits, but walked two.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/20/2013


Barbaro Canizares is planning to play some winter ball in Mexico to get himself ready for spring camp next year.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/20/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Masahiro Tanaka is expected to talk to team president Yozo Tachibana about his future plans after the team returns to Japan.

Source: Daily Sports 11/20/2013