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[11/26/2013] Seibu Lions, Softbank Hawks, Rakuten Eagles, Chiba Lotte Marines, Orix Buffaloes

by on Nov.27, 2013 @ 2:06 am, under NPB

Seibu Lions

Former Lion Tomoki Hoshino is expected to take a job as a coach at Lions Academy.

Source: Sponichi 11/26/2013

Softbank Hawks

The Hawks held a press conference for Hideki Okajima at YafuOku Dome on Tuesday.

"They let me go when I said I wanted to leave and they happily took me back in.  I had decided I would finish my career with Softbank if I was going to return to Japan.  I want to give back to the team.  I am ready for this to be my last stop," Okajima said.

Source: Daily Sports 11/26/2013


The Hawks announced that Tadashi Settsu (31) filed marriage papers with a woman from Fukuoka earlier this month.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/26/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Senichi Hoshino, visited Rakuten headquarters in Tokyo on Tuesday to provide team officials with a report on the past season.  Kazuya Fujita, Motohiro Shima, Masahiro Tanaka, and Takahiro Norimoto were also present.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/26/203


The media learned on Monday that Takahiro Shiomi (25) filed marriage papers with a twenty-five-year-old woman named Ayaka in Osaka early this year in July.  The two are currently living in Sendai.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/26/2013


Organizational Awards

    • Pitching: Masahiro Tanaka
    • Hitting: Ginji
    • Rookie of the Year: Takahiro Norimoto
    • Staff Commendations: team interpreters Shuhei Sano (佐野周平 ?) and Tomoki Sano (佐野朋生 ?)

Source: Sponichi 11/26/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

The second round of fall camp, taking place at QVC Marine, ended on Tuesday (it was a three-day mini-camp).

Source: Daily Sports 11/27/2013

Orix Buffaloes

Orix players voted to keep Tomotaka Sakaguchi as their chairman on Monday.

Source: Sponichi 11/26/2013