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[8/4/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Chiba Lotte Marines, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Aug.04, 2014 @ 11:56 pm, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

  • The Eagles held a press conference for Nick Evans at kobo Stadium on Monday.  He has been assigned the number three. Source: official announcement, YouTube

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Model Moe Oshikiri is scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Friday's game against the Seibu Lions. Source: official announcement
  • Former Lotte manager Bobby Valentine is in the Tohoku region coaching Japanese kids.  He was in Ofunato, Iwate on Monday.  He will be in the Tohoku region visiting other areas until the 8th. Source: Sanspo 8/4/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Kenji Otonari is slated to start Thursday's game against the Seibu Lions. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/4/2014
  • Ryota Igarashi became the thirty-seventh player in NPB history to appear in 600 games and tied Soichi Fujita for most consecutive appearances in relief since their debut.  The 600 consecutive games in relief is also second only to Hitoki Iwase's 764.  * stats are through Monday. Source: Sponichi 8/4/2014

Orix Buffaloes

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • North Reia and East Astraia (Japan Women's Baseball League) are slated to play their Victoria Series games at Kamagaya Stadium on August 25 and September 1. Source: Daily Sports 8/4/2014