Koji Akiyama plans to bat Dae-Ho Lee clean-up.
Source: Sponichi 1/1/2014
1st round draft pick Tomoya Mori will most likely start things off at Ni-gun spring camp. 3rd round draft pick Takuya Toyoda will most likely be assigned to Ichi-gun spring camp.
Source: Daily Sports 1/1/2014
The Buffaloes are thinking offering Ichiro Suzuki a job as a player/manager next year. The Buffaloes would like Ichiro to end his career in their uniform and could be willing to sign him to a contract that would allow him to play until he is ready to retire.
So Taguchi could also be offered a contract as a member of the coaching staff.
Source: Sports Hochi 1/1/2014