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[1/11/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Jan.11, 2014 @ 11:53 pm, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

Takashi Saito worked out in Okinawa today.  He wore a weighted vest while running and playing catch.

Source: Sports Hochi 1/11/2014

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Shintaro Masuda will be using a bat that weighs 880 to 890 grams this year, about twenty games lighter than last year.  It will also be weighted toward the barrel.

Source: Sports Hochi 1/11/2014

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Lodgings near the spring camp facilities in Kumejima are quickly running out of rooms.

Source: Sanspo 1/11/2014

Seibu Lions

The Lions Kick-off Ceremony will take place at Kusunoki Hall in Tokorozawa on the 28th.  Additional details can be found at the official link below.

Source: official announcement

Softbank Hawks

Seiichi Uchikawa, Kenta Imamiya, and Yokohama's Keijiro Matsumoto and Hiroyuki Shirasaki worked out in Hyuga, Miyazaki today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/11/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

2013 draft class training camp began at Kamagaya today.

Source: Sports Hochi 1/11/2014

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Masaru Takeda is planning to practice the ocarina on the beach when he has free time during spring camp.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/11/2014

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Shohei Otani threw thirty-six pitches to a standing catcher in the bullpen at Kamagaya today.

Source: Daily Sports 1/11/2014

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Masaru Nakamura tossed a bullpen session at Kamagaya today -- fourteen pitches to a standing catcher and fourteen to a squatting catcher.

Source: Sports Hochi 1/11/2014

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The Fighters temporarily set up a vending machine at Kamagaya with team merchandise.  It will be accessible through to the 31st.

Source: official announcement