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[2/24/2014] Chiba Lotte Marines, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Feb.24, 2014 @ 11:51 pm, under NPB

Chiba Lotte Marines

Softbank Hawks

Nagisa Arakaki will be sent down to Ni-gun camp after giving up five runs on seven hits over three innings of work.  He may not get another chance to pitch at Ichi-gun before the start of the season.  Paul Oseguera also had a bad outing: three runs on five hits over three innings of work.  He might get another chance, but will really have to impress if he is going to win one of the four foreign player slots on the active roster.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/24/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • The Buffaloes held a press conference for Yuniesky Betancourt at a hotel in Kochi on Monday.  He was assigned the number one.  He is scheduled to join the team for practices on Tuesday.  Source: Sports Hochi 2/24/2014
  • Through Sunday, Takahiro Okada is 10-for-13 with eight RBI in four scrimmages/games.  Source: Nikkan Sports 2/24/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Mitsuo Yoshikawa is scheduled to get the opening day start.  Hideki Kuriyama told reporters of the decision at 11:34am on Monday (eleven for the number of years it has been since Nippon Ham moved to Hokkaido and thirty-four for Yoshikawa's uniform number).  Source: Daily Sports 2/24/2014
  • Through Sunday, Sho Nakata is 10-for-26 with three home runs in nine scrimmages/games.  Source: Sponichi 2/24/2014