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[12/18/2013] Nippon Ham Fighters, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes

by on Dec.18, 2013 @ 11:55 pm, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

Kenshi Sugiya will be moving out of the team dormitory in Kamagaya later this month.  He does not plan on finding a place in Chiba because he intends to make the active roster (he has a room in the Sapporo dormitory).

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/18/2013


Shohei Otani has not tossed a bullpen session so far during the off-season.  He told reporters that he probably will not toss one until next month.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/18/2013

Softbank Hawks

Shota Oba will head to the United States on January 1 for workouts in Los Angeles.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/18/2013


The Hawks could be closing in on a deal with Dae-Ho Lee.

Source: Sports Hochi 12/18/2013

Orix Buffaloes

According to Tokyo Sports, the Buffaloes could hire Roberto Barbon to watch over and help Esteban German.

Source: Tokyo Sports 12/18/2013