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[11/28/2013] Nippon Ham Fighters, Seibu Lions, Softbank Hawks, Rakuten Eagles, Chiba Lotte Marines

by on Nov.29, 2013 @ 5:10 am, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

Sho Nakata is twenty-one home runs away from 100 for his career.  While he would like to reach the milestone next season, his main goal is to hit home runs that help his team win.

Source: Daily Sports 11/28/2013, Sponichi 11/28/2013

Seibu Lions

Makita Kazuhisa was elected the new player's chairman during the Lions' players association's last meeting of the year on Thursday.

Source: Sports Hochi 11/28/2013

Softbank Hawks

Shota Takeda will work out at Athletes Performance in Los Angeles in January.  The training facility has added yoga to Takeda's training menu to help with his flexibility (every Wednesday).  He will also have one day off for every six days of workouts.

Source: Daily Sports 11/28/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Masahiro Tanaka plans to workout during the team's championship trip to Hawaii in December -- he wants to take advantage of the warm weather.

Source: Daily Sports 11/28/2013

A number of players could end up joining him (particularly the younger players).

Source: Tokyo Sports 11/28/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

The Marines held their last official organization-wide meeting of the year on Thursday.

Source: Daily Sports 11/28/2013