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[12/13/2013] Nippon Ham Fighters, Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines, Orix Buffaloes

by on Dec.13, 2013 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

Senryokygai Keisaku Itokazu decided he was going to retire if he did not get any offers after attending the twelve team tryouts in November.  He has not received any offers.  For his life after baseball, he plans to become a diving instructor and would ultimately like to run a scuba diving shop of his own in Okinawa.

Source: Sanspo 12/13/2013

Seibu Lions

1st round draft pick Tomoya Mori currently weighs eighty-four kilograms.  He hopes to drop that down to eighty kilograms.

Source: Daily Sports 12/13/2013

2nd round draft pick Hotaka Yamakawa might weigh 104 kilograms, but can still run the fifty meter in 6.0 seconds.  He can also do backflips and would like to perform one after hitting a home run.

Source: Tokyo Sports 12/13/2013


Haruki Ihara feels it might be in Hideaki Wakui's best interest to remain in the Lions' organization, because he risks a lot by leaving.

Source: Tokyo Sports 12/13/2013


The Lions may be looking at Yasuyuki Kataoka in another light because they feel he showed class by wearing the official Seibu suit throughout all his negotiations with other teams.

Source: Tokyo Sports 12/13/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

The Marines posted their schedule for spring camp.

Orix Buffaloes

Senryokugai Yusuke Kajimoto was scouted by former Meiji University Rugby Manager Yoshihito Yoshida during the twelve team tryouts on November 22.  Kajimoto was initially determined to continue his career as a baseball player, but with no leads thus far, might consider taking a rugby tryout.

Yoshida has been checking on talent for a Rugby Seven team that could compete at the 2016 Olympics.

Source: Sponichi 12/13/2013