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[5/11/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on May.12, 2014 @ 4:13 am, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

  • 1st round draft pick Yuki Matsui's next Ni-gun relief appearance could come on the 15th against Yomiuri. Source: Sports Hochi 5/11/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • The Hawks added Yuya Iida to the seventy-man roster on Sunday.  His uniform number changed from 131 to 42.  His salary went up from four million to six million yen (estimates). Source: official announcementSanspo 5/11/2014, Sponichi 5/11/2014, Nikkan Sports 5/11/2014
  • Hiroki Yamada will most likely get Tadashi Settsu's next start on the 16th against Orix. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/11/2014
  • On Saturday, Koji Akiyama became the fourth manager in franchise history (forty-first in NPB history) to win 400 games: Kazuto Tsuruoka (1773-1140-81); Sadaharu Oh (968-854-35); Katsuya Nomura (512-471-55); Akiyama (400-321-35). Source: Sanpso 5/11/2014 ... Dennis Sarfate accidentally threw Saturday's game-winning baseball into the stands. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/11/2014

Orix Buffaloes

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Masaru Takeda was taken off the active roster on Sunday because there are no plans for him to pitch within the next ten days. Source: Sports Hochi 5/11/2014