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[1/29/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Orix Buffaloes

by on Jan.29, 2014 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

Travis Blackley arrived at Narita Airport today and made his way to Sendai.  Blackley has been to Japan a number of times in the past, but has never been to Sendai.  He is interested in giving gyu-tan a try.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/29/2014

Orix Buffaloes

Yoshio Itoi has been using weighted baseballs (at 240 grams about 100 grams heavier than regular baseballs) during his off-season workouts.  He meant to send the balls to spring camp with his other equipment last week, but forgot to pack them.

Source: Daily Sports 1/29/2014


Esteban German left for Miyakojima, Okinawa today.

Source: Daily Sports 1/29/2014


The media learned that Ryo Toda (25) filed marriage papers with a twenty-five-year-old woman (a former dental hygienist) on the 24th.  Toda actually proposed in December 2012, but wanted to wait until he got a chance to pitch at Ichi-gun.

Source: Sponichi 1/29/2014