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[11/4/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Chiba Lotte Marines, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Nov.05, 2014 @ 3:47 am, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

  • Hiromoto Okubo could continue use Takero Okajima and Ginji as emergency back-ups catchers next season. Source: Sports Hochi 11/4/2014
  • The Eagles are planning to take a look at six foreign players, including Kenny Ray and Jim Heuser, during fall camp. Source: Daily Sports 11/4/2014 ... Lucas Irvine (25) and Pete Parise (29) are two of the other players getting a tryout. They will have until the 13th. Source: Sports Hochi 11/4/2014 ... The other two are position players: Alejandro Segovia (24) and Agustin Murillo (32). Source: Sanspo 11/4/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Tsutomu Ito plans to work players hard during fall camp, even at the expense of injury. And even though there are scheduled days off, he expects players to be on the field practicing. Source: Sponichi 11/4/2014
  • Lotte announced that Lamigo Monkey Chih-Sheng Lin will participate in their fall camp from November 7 until November 21. A bullpen coach and trainer will accompany him. Source: official announcement
  • The Marines will be releasing footage taken by a camera strapped to a bullpen catcher's head during a bullpen session tossed by Yuji Nishino to Youtube on November 8. Source: Daily Sports 11/4/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Jason Standridge left for the United States out of Fukuoka Airport on Monday. Before leaving, he told reporters he did not feel very tired and wanted to pitch a little more next year. He started a lot of games on six days of rest this season and could be looking to go on five days of rest next year. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/4/2014
  • The Hawks are thinking about offering Yokohama's Ichi-gun equipment manager Yusaku Iriki (42) a job as a pitching coach (possibly Ikusei). Source: Nikkan Sports 11/4/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Hiroshi Moriwaki visited Orix headquarters in Tokyo on Tuesday to give owner Yoshihiko Miyauchi a report on the 2014 season. Source: Daily Sports 11/4/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani tossed another bullpen session on Tuesday. He threw a lot of change-ups. He did not throw any change-ups during the regular season this year and wanted to see how effective it was with an MLB baseball. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/4/2014
  • Yuki Saito made the Softbank-Nippon Ham mixed team that will be playing a game against Samurai Japan on the 10th. If he gets a chance to pitch, it will likely be in relief. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/4/2014