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[5/28/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on May.29, 2014 @ 4:31 am, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

  • Takashi Kawai, Manabu Mima, and Wataru Karashima visited the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Tokyo on Wednesday. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/28/2014
  • The Eagles had Senichi Hoshino's uniform in the dugout for Wednesday's game. Source: Daily Sports 5/28/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Yusei Kikuchi is scheduled to start Thursday's game against the Hanshin Tigers at Koshien.  It will be his first appearance at the stadium since the 2009 Summer Koshien.  He threw about fifty pitches in the bullpen on Tuesday. Source: Daily Sports 5/28/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Yuki Yoshimura needs just one home run against Yokohama to make him the twenty-eighth player in NPB history to hit at least one homer against all twelve NPB teams. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/28/2014
  • The Hawks announced on Wednesday that Kosuke Honma was named a new team director, effective May 26. Source: official announcement

Orix Buffaloes

  • Joey Butler arrived in Japan on Wednesday. Source: Sanspo 5/28/2014
  • Yuki Nishi grew up watching Chunichi games.  His parent's house is about an hour away from Nagoya Dome. Source: Sports Hochi 5/28/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Yuki Saito's Ni-gun start against Seibu on Tuesday was rained out.  He is now scheduled to start Thursday's game. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/28/2014