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[11/23/2013] Nippon Ham Fighters, Softbank Hawks, Rakuten Eagles

by on Nov.24, 2013 @ 3:00 am, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

Keiji Obiki was named new team player chairman.

Source: official announcement


The Fighters announced uniform number changes/assignments for the following players:

Takuya Nakashima - from fifty-six to  nine
Juan Miranda - forty-six
Tomoya Ichikawa - fifty-six
Shoma Sato - sixty-two

Source: official announcement

Softbank Hawks

Nobuhiro Matsuda was named new team player chairman.

Source: Sanpso 11/23/2013


Shinya Kayama was told he will be used as a starter next year.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/23/2013


Some players could be feeling a little unsatisfied with the recent approach the team has taken to signing players from outside the organization to large multi-year deals, points out Tokyo Sports.

Source: Tokyo Sports 11/23/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Team owner Hiroshi Mikitani will not be attending Sunday's championship parade because he will be in Kobe for Vissel Kobe's last game of the year.  A moment of silence for Mikitani's late father will also be taken before the match.

Source: Sponichi 11/23/2013