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[10/31/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines, Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Nov.01, 2014 @ 4:37 am, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

  • Fall practices at kobo Stadium ended on Friday. Fall camp will begin on November 2 at Kurashiki, Okayama. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/31/2014
  • The Eagles are planning to offer Shuji Yoshida (47) and Kento Sugiyama (45) jobs as pitching coaches. Yoshida at Ichi-gun and Sugiyama at Ni-gun. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/31/2014
  • Seiji Tomashino is a candidate for Ichi-gun outfield/base coach. Source: Sports Hochi 10/31/2014
  • Former Eagle Kevin Youkilis has decided to retire. Source: ESPN AP 10/30/2014

Seibu Lions

  • The Lions posted more information about their fan appreciation day (November 23). Source: official announcement

Chiba Lotte Marines

Softbank Hawks

  • The Hawks are planning to make an announcement about their new manager on Saturday. Kimiyasu Kudo is expected to take over for Koji Akiyama. Source: Sponichi 10/31/2014, Nikkan Sports 10/31/2014, Sports Hochi 10/31/2014, Daily Sports 10/31/2014
  • Koji Akiyama was not planning to make an announcement about his decision to step down as manager of the team until after the Nippon Series, but the information leaked out to the press. Family was his main reason for resigning. He was also concerned about his own health because he was regularly taking stomach medicine and sleeping pills. Source: Sanspo 10/31/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters