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[12/28/2013] Nippon Ham Fighters, Softbank Hawks, Rakuten Eagles, Orix Buffaloes

by on Dec.28, 2013 @ 11:42 pm, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

Toshiharu Moriuchi has plans to work out with Softbank's Tadashi Settsu in Nagasaki between January 5 and 25.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/28/2013

Softbank Hawks

The Hawks handed out raises to twenty players and cut salaries for seventeen.  Payroll, excluding foreign and Ikusei players, was an estimated 2.449 billion yen this past season.  It is expected to be about 2.821 billion next year.  Including the eight foreign players, 3.981 billion yen.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/28/2013


Nobuhiro Matsuda was looking for a one-year deal, but was offered a good two-year deal and accepted.

Source: Sports Hochi 12/28/2013


Yuya Hasegawa received the Yamagata Prefectural Special Sports Award and the Tsuruoka City Special Sports Award on Friday.  Hasegawa is from Tsuruoka City in Yamagata Prefecture.

Source: Daily Sports 12/28/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Eagles' Owner Hiroshi Mikitani attended the team's last meeting of the year on Friday.  He said nothing when the media asked him about Masahiro Tanaka.

Source: Daily Sports 12/28/2013

Orix Buffaloes

The Buffaloes are planning to sign one more foreign player.  They may also consider trades.

Source: Daily Sports 12/28/2013

2 comments on “[12/28/2013] Nippon Ham Fighters, Softbank Hawks, Rakuten Eagles, Orix Buffaloes

  1. Burly

    Orix should think about bringing in Matt Clark. Chunichi doesn’t plan to bring him back, and he’s got power. He’d also be pretty cheap compared to what they were paying Dae-ho Lee. Clark is only 27 in 2014, so if he brings up his batting average in 2014, he could be a long-time NPB star.

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