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[8/12/2014] Seibu Lions, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Aug.13, 2014 @ 1:58 am, under NPB

Seibu Lions

  • Ginjiro Sumitani should be able to earn his domestic FA option some time this week. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/12/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Toru Hosokawa could re-earn his FA option as early as the 29th.  The Hawks are interested in keeping him on board. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/12/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Yoshihisa Hirano has thirty-two saves so far this year.  The franchise record of thirty-three was set by Daisuke Kato in 2008.  The Pacific League record of thirty-nine was set by Micheal Nakamura in 2006.  The NPB record of forty-six was set by Hitoki Iwase in 2005 and Kyuji Fujikawa in 2007. Source: Sports Hochi 8/12/2014
  • Possible starters for the Softbank series that begins on the 15th: Chihiro Kaneko, Yuki Nishi, and Kazumasa Yoshida. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/12/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Yuki Saito joined the Ichi-gun team for workouts on Tuesday.  He is slated to start Thursday's game against the Chiba Lotte Marines at Sapporo Dome. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/12/2014