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[12/1/2013] Softbank Hawks, Rakuten Eagles, Orix Buffaloes

by on Dec.02, 2013 @ 12:04 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

Toru Hosokawa is hoping to lose some weight during the off-season -- he weighed in at 104 kilograms before the start of the season and would like to be at ninety-five for the 2014 season.

Source: Sponichi 12/1/2013


The Hawks held baseball clinics at eight locations in Kyushu on Sunday (Baseball Kids in Kyushu).  A total 2,000 kids (250 per location), between first and sixth year elementary school students, attended the clinics.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/1/2013, official announcement

Rakuten Eagles

Masahiro Tanaka will be working out with Takahiro Norimoto in early January.  Shinichiro Koyama, Wataru Karashima, and Ryohei Isaka will also be a part of the group.

Source: Daily Sports 12/1/2013, Sponichi 12/1/2013

Orix Buffaloes

Hikaru Ito will be moving out of the player dormitory.  He selected Takarazuka, Hyogo after speaking to an acquaintance (a spiritual counselor) that told him there were positive winds blowing there.

Source: Sports Hochi 12/1/2013, Sponichi 12/1/2013