Haruki Ihara is thinking about moving Ken Togame back into the bullpen next season because they have enough arms for the starting rotation and the bullpen needs help.
Source: Sponichi 12/31/2013
Chiba Lotte Marines
A Daichi Suzuki calendar will be a released next month -- January 5 at 1,860 yen. The last Lotte player to get their own calendar was Tsuyoshi Nishioka in 2006.
Hiroshi Moriwaki still is not sure how he is going to use Yoshihisa Hirano and Takahiro Mahara next year. A lot will depend on how healthy and effective Mahara is -- if he is strong and ready to go, then Hirano could pitch the eighth inning.