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[12/26/2013] Nippon Ham Fighters, Softbank Hawks, Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines

by on Dec.26, 2013 @ 11:56 pm, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

Yodai Enoshita filed marriage papers on the 25th with a woman he met while attending Kyushu Sangyo University.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/26/2013


Hiroshi Kisanuki was named a sports ambassador for his hometown Satsumasendai, Kagoshima.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/26/2013

Softbank Hawks

Nao Higashihama is planning to throw at least 100 pitches a day during workouts in January.

Source: Sports Hochi 12/26/2013

Seibu Lions

The Lions received a list of protected players from the Chiba Lotte Marines today.  They can also select a player from the Yomiuri Giants and are in the midst of deciding whether they want two players or one.  They plan to finalize their decision next month.

Source: Sponichi 12/26/2013


The Lions are adding about thirty Technogym weight training machines to their facilities.

Source: Daily Sports 12/26/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Tsutomu Ito turned some heads when he told reporters during Hideaki Wakui's press conference on Wednesday that he jokingly told their newest addition this past season that the organization was waiting for him.  The Seibu Lions could file tampering charges with the NPB, but will likely look the other way.

Source: Tokyo Sports 12/26/2013