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[12/12/2013] Nippon Ham Fighters, Rakuten Eagles, Chiba Lotte Marines, Orix Buffaloes

by on Dec.13, 2013 @ 1:13 am, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

If the Fighters decide to select a player as part of their compensation for losing Shinya Tsuruoka to the Softbank Hawks via free agency, it will most likely be a pitcher.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/12/2013

Rakuten Eagles

President Yozo Tachibana is attending the Winter Meetings to check the free agent market and to meet with companies that make stadium equipment (like seats).

Source: Sanspo 12/12/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

The Marines announced that Yuji Nishino's number will change from sixty-seven to twenty-nine.

Source: official announcement

Orix Buffaloes

Yoshihisa Hirano told reporters on Thursday that while the Buffaloes mentioned the possibility of a multi-year deal, he was uninterested because he wanted a chance to exercise his FA option before signing any long-term deals.  Hirano is set to earn his domestic FA option next year.

Source: Daily Sports 12/12/2013