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[1/5/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Chiba Lotte Marines, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Jan.05, 2014 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

Ginji worked out at Kobo Stadium today.

Source: Sports Hochi 1/5/2014

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The media learned on Saturday that the Eagles could be looking at Andruw Jones as future managerial candidate.

Source: Sponichi 1/5/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

Ikuhiro Kiyota's workouts with teammate Tadahito Iguchi and Hanshin Tiger Takashi Toritani in Okinawa began today.

Source: Daily Sports 1/5/2014

Softbank Hawks

Shota Takeda left for workouts in Los Angeles out of Narita Airport on Saturday.  Before leaving, he attended a three-day training program held by psychotherapist Akinori Kono (sports hypnotism).

Source: Daily Sports 1/5/2014

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Nobuhiko Matsunaka, Masahiko MorifukuShinya Kayama, and Daichi Hoshino left for Guam out of Fukuoka Airport today.

Source: Sports Hochi 1/5/2014, Nikkan Sports 1/5/2014

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Tokyo Sports wonders where Paul Oseguera fits with the additions of Brian Wolfe, Jason Standridge, and Dennis Sarfate.

Source: Tokyo Sports 1/5/2014

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The Hawks are thinking about holding a Taka-no Saiten event in Osaka (Kyocera Dome) this year.

Source: Sponichi 1/5/2014

Orix Buffaloes

Teppei worked out at Kobo Stadium today.  He is hoping to find a place to live in the Kansai area before the end of February.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/5/2014

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Tatsuya Sato has been working on a new curve which he plans to use this season for the first time.

Source: Sponichi 1/5/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

Hisashi Takeda worked out in Saitama today.  His workouts included running, playing catch, and trunk strengthening exercises.  He is hoping to make at least fifty appearances this year.

Source: Daily Sports 1/5/2014

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Hideki Kuriyama's three-year plan for Shohei Otani: first year, focus on hitting; second year, focus on pitching; third year, bring it all together.  If everything works according to his plan, Otani will be ready to let it all out in his fourth year.

Source: Sponichi 1/5/2014

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