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[12/4/2013] Nippon Ham Fighters, Seibu Lions, Rakuten Eagles, Orix Buffaloes

by on Dec.05, 2013 @ 2:24 am, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

Sho Nakata got a sixty-five million yen raise and will earn an estimated 150 million yen next year.  He is the eighth player in franchise history to reach the 100 million yen milestone in salary within his first seven seasons.  He also joins Atsushi Kataoka (150 million in seventh year) and Michihiro Ogasawara (110 million in fifth year) as the only three position players in franchise history to reach 100 million yen within their first seven seasons.

Source: Sanspo 12/4/2013

Seibu Lions

Hideto Asamura has his eye on the number three.  He spoke to team officials about it during salary negotiations on Tuesday and was told they might consider giving it to him depending on how he does next season.

Source: Sports Hochi 12/4/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Public funding for the Eagles' championship parade was last reported as being down about sixty million yen.  The media learned on Wednesday that there was a surplus of about thirty-four million yen.

Total costs for the parade were estimated at about 154 million yen.  Organizers were hoping to raise 91.2 million yen in public funding, but were only at thirty million yen on November 18.  With help from the media in the form of announcements, public funding jumped to about 125 million yen in two weeks.

Parade organizers are discussing what should be done with the extra money.

Source: Sponichi 12/4/2013

Orix Buffaloes

The Buffaloes are asking players to be careful about the things they post online.

Source: Sponichi 12/4/2013, Nikkan Sports 12/4/2013