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[10/31/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows

by on Nov.01, 2014 @ 4:39 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano (right elbow) and Kan Otake (right shoulder) joined Ichi-gun fall practices at Giants Stadium on Friday. Source: Sponichi 10/31/2014
  • The Giants will be running a charity auction to raise money for Tohoku earthquake victims. Thirty autographed Orange Uniforms will be on the block. The auction will begin on November 4 at 3:00pm and end on November 11 at 9:00pm. Source: official announcement

Hanshin Tigers

  • Head coach Masahiro Kuroda (66) and general position player coach Haruki Yoshitake (53) will not be returning next year. Ni-gun manager Katsuo Hirata (52) is expected to replace Kuroda. Ni-gun chief/hitting coach Hideo Furuya (59) will likely become the new Ni-gun manager. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/31/2014
  • Yoshinori Tateyama (38) has reportedly decided to retire. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/31/2014
  • The Tigers are planning to offer Atsushi Fujimoto (37) a job as Ni-gun infield/base coach. Source: Daily Sports 10/31/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Motonobu Tanishige spent about two hours hitting grounders to Shuhei Takahashi and Hayato Mizowaki during fall camp at Nagoya Stadium on Friday. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/31/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Kenta Maeda threw about thirty pitches in the bullpen using an MLB baseball in preparation for the Suzuki All-Star Series. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/31/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Satoshi Miyata, from Breathe, wants to write a song for Yuhei. The two were teammates at Tohoku High School. Source: Sponichi 10/31/2014