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[11/10/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Nov.11, 2014 @ 5:02 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Hanshin Tigers

  • Ryoma Matsuda threw forty pitches in the bullpen on Sunday. He forgot his uniform and had to borrow one from Akira Iwamoto. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/10/2014
  • Yuta Iwasada could be shifted to the bullpen. A lot will depend on how the starting rotation fills out. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/10/2014
  • The Tigers are planning to add Ikusei pitcher Hiroya Shimamoto to the seventy-man roster. Source: Daily Sports 11/10/2014
  • Fumiya Hojo could be an option to replace Takashi Toritani at short. Hojo has been a pleasant surprise at the 21U Baseball World Cup: 3 G, 4-for-10, 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 R, 6 RBI, 2 BB, 1 SO. Source: Sponichi 11/10/2014
  • Kazuhito Futagami returned to Osaka on Sunday because of tightness in his left hamstring. He was supposed to attend fall camp in Kochi, but will instead rehab at the Naruohama facilities. Source: Sanspo 11/10/2014
  • Two players from France, Rene Leveret (29) and Frederic Hanvi (25), arrived at Kansai Airport on Monday. They will be participating in fall practices. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/10/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Taiki Sekine has plans to work out with Norichika Aoki in December. Source: Sponichi 11/10/2014
  • Kiyoshi Nakahata wanted to drop his weight from ninety-five to ninety during fall camp, but has so far seen it rise to ninety-six. Source: Daily Sports 11/10/2014
  • Ichi-gun equipment manager Yusaku Iriki likes to fish for eels out of a river near the team's fall camp facilities in Amami, Okinawa. The city is interested in renaming the river to the Iriki Yusaka River next year as a way to boost interst in the area. Source: Daily Sports 11/10/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Mitsuru Manaka will most likely go with two catchers on the active roster. However, he is concerned that two might not be enough and hopes one of the back-up position players is willing to learn how to catch. Source: Sponichi 11/10/2014