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[11/6/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Nov.07, 2014 @ 5:15 am, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

  • Yuki Matsui wants to strengthen his lower body this winter to help improve his balance on the mound. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/6/2014
  • Hiromoto Okubo is thinking about making everyone report to the stadium even on their days off next year. He believes even just one full day off can increase the risk of injury. Source: Daily Sports 11/6/2014
  • The Eagles will be playing an eight-on-eight intra-squad game on Friday. Mitsutaka Goto will manage the Reds and Kazuya Fujita the Whites. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/6/2014
  • The Eagles replaced their Scout and Development Department with a Development Department and a Scout Department. They also made a number of internal personnel changes. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/6/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Dae-Ho Lee left for Korea out of Fukuoka Airport on Thursday. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/6/2014
  • Shota Takeda would like to push his weight to 100 kilograms. He currently weighs ninety-two kilograms. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/6/2014
  • The Hawks are planning to offer Keisaburo Tanoue (43) a job as Ni-gun pitching coach. Source: Sponichi 11/6/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani pitched in a batting practice scrimmage on Thursday. He faced five hitters, threw sixteen pitches, and allowed one hit (a home run to Sho Nakata). Source: Sports Hochi 11/6/2014 ... The MLB baseball is giving Otani problems when throwing the slider. He could ditch the pitch if he is unable to get it working. Source: Sports Hochi 11/6/2014