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[11/11/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Softbank Hawks

by on Nov.12, 2014 @ 3:57 am, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

  • Jim Heuser (30) and Kenny Ray (39) joined the team in Kurashiki on Tuesday for the start of their tryouts. Their tryouts will run through to the 16th. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/11/2014
  • The Eagles are thinking about creating a manual on player development to make sure all their coaches are on the same page. Hiromoto Okubo has been collecting information for the manual for about a year. Source: Sponichi 11/11/2014, Nikkan Sports 11/11/2014
  • The team had the day off on Monday. Everyone (players, coaches, staff) helped pick up garbage in the Kurashiki Bikan area for about thirty minutes, beginning at 9:00am. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/10/2014, Sports Hochi 11/10/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Yuya Hasegawa worked out at the Saitozaki facilities on Sunday. He is currently rehabbing his right ankle. Surgery was an option, but there was concern it might lead to a loss of mobility. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/10/2014
  • The Hawks announced that Makoto Sasaki joined their staff as a San-gun hitting coach. Source: official announcement