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[1/6/2014] Seibu Lions, Softbank Hawks, Chiba Lotte Marines, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Jan.06, 2014 @ 11:46 pm, under NPB

Seibu Lions

Five members of the 2013 draft class moved into the team dormitory in Tokorozawa, Saitama today.  1st round draft pick Tomoya Mori was assigned to the room formerly occupied by players like Daisuke Matsuzaka and Yusei Kikuchi.

2013 draft class training camp begins on the 8th.

Source: official announcementSponichi 1/6/2014

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The Lions have selected players as part of their free agent compensation packages from the Chiba Lotte Marines and Yomiuri Giants.  They submitted notifications to each of the teams this morning.  An announcement will likely be made within the next couple of days.

Source: Sanpso 1/6/2014

Softbank Hawks

Kenji Otonari left for Okinawa with his wife out of Fukuoka Airport today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/6/2014

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1st round draft pick Ren Kajiya, Ikusei 1st round draft pick Shuta Ishikawa, and Ikusei 4th round draft pick Masahiro Harimoto moved into the team dormitory today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/6/2014

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Nobuhiko Matsunaka's fat content was at twenty-two percent last season.  He managed to drop it down to about sixteen percent before leaving for Guam on Sunday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/6/2014

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Senryokugai Hideaki Takahashi has decided to retire.  He began his new career at Prudential Seimei Hoken today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/6/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

Daichi Suzuki (24) filed marriage papers with a twenty-three-year-old woman named Yuka from Fukushima on December 21, 2013.  The two are planning to hold a ceremony and reception after the season.

Source: Sanspo 1/6/2014, Sponichi 1/6/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

Masaru Saito threw about seventy pitches to a squatting catcher at the indoor facilities at Kamagaya today.  He also spent some time throwing into a net.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/6/2014

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Batting practice pitcher Yachiho Hoshino will take over as the new Ni-gun organizer (マネジャー).  Yutaka Harada will join the staff as an amateur scout.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/6/2014, Nikkan Sports 1/6/2014