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[12/31/2013] Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines, Orix Buffaloes

by on Dec.31, 2013 @ 11:36 pm, under NPB

Seibu Lions

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.

Source: Daily Sports 12/31/2013, Sports Hochi 12/31/2013, Sponichi 12/31/2013, Sanspo 12/31/2013

Orix Buffaloes

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.

Source: Daily Sports 12/31/2013, Sponichi 12/31/2013