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[12/2/2013] Yomiuri Giants, Softbank Hawks, Seibu Lions

by on Dec.02, 2013 @ 11:54 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

According to Tokyo Sports, there may be some people in the organization that are wondering how effective the Yasuyuki Kataoka signing will be, based on how the team is currently set up (the question is not about his abilities, but rather if what he brings to the table is what the team needs right now, or if what he brings to the table can even be used properly by the team).

Source: Tokyo Sports 12/2/2013

Kataoka considered turning down the number eight, but decided he wanted to experience the pressure from wearing the number and face the challenge head on.

Source: Sponichi 12/2/2013


The Giants are more or less done making improvements to the team.  There is still a chance they will sign a foreign pitcher.

Source: Sanspo 12/2/2013

Softbank Hawks

The Hawks are planning to hold a press conference on the 7th to introduce their newest additions, Shinya Tsuruoka and Kenichi Nakata.

Source: Sponichi 12/2/2013

Seibu Lions

The Lions are reportedly checking the overseas market for a third baseman with a decent glove and strong base-running abilities.

Source: Tokyo Sports 12/2/2013