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[12/16/2013] Nippon Ham Fighters, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes

by on Dec.16, 2013 @ 11:57 pm, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

Yuki Saito does not plan on starting his own blog or opening his own Twitter account so long as he is an active player.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/16/2013

Softbank Hawks

Sho Iwasaki returned from playing winter ball in the Dominican Republic today.  Iwasaki went 2-1 in seven starts with the Aguilas Cibaenas.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/16/2013, MiLB Player Profile

Orix Buffaloes

The Buffaloes announced that Chief of Team Operations Hiroyuki Nagamura will be their new Ni-gun head coach/chief battery coach, effective January 1, 2014.

Source: official announcement

Orix will also be making a couple of other moves.  Former Rakuten official Yasuyuki Kato will take over as the new chief of team operations and scout Takaharu Nakagawa will become the new chief scout for the domestic group.

Source: Sanspo 12/16/2013, Daily Sports 12/16/2013