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[11/20/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Chiba Lotte Marines, Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Nov.21, 2014 @ 1:44 am, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

  • Hiromoto Okubo is planning to give players an outline of the spring camp schedule for next year before the end of November. Source: Daily Sports 11/20/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Tatsuya Uchi had arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow at a hospital in Kanagawa on Wednesday. He will require about five months for a full recovery. Source: Daily Sports 11/20/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • YafuOku Dome will be upgraded with an LED lighting system during the off-season. Construction will begin on January 8. The system will be ready to use on February 28. Source: official announcement
  • Masato Yoshii will be juggling his duties as Ichi-gun pitching coach with his duties as a graduate school student at the University of Tsukuba. He might ask players to become subjects for his research work. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/20/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The Fighters are planning to open rooms 501 (previous tennant with Yuki Saito) and 502 (previous tennant was Sho Nakata) up to players from the 2014 draft class. Room 501 could go to first round draft pick Kohei Arihara. Room 502 could go to second round draft pick Yushi Shimizu. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/20/2014
  • The Fighters announced the following uniform number changes: Haruki Nishikawa, from twenty-six to eight; and Masahiro Inui, from sixteen to thirty-two. Source: official announcement