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[11/23/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Nov.24, 2014 @ 5:28 am, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

  • Hisashi Iwakuma was a guest at fan appreciation day on Sunday. He presented Toshiya Nakashima (34) with flowers as part of his retirement ceremony. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/23/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Shota Takeda got tips on how to throw the sinker from Orix's Chihiro Kaneko during the Suzuki Japan All-Star Series. Source: Sponichi 11/23/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Shuichi Furukawa and Satoshi Oyama will try dropping their arm angles to see if they can find better success by throwing from the side. Source: Sponichi 11/23/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Sho Nakata promised to give Shohei Otani a special prize if he won twelve games this season. Otani ended the season with eleven victories. Nakata raised the bar for 2014 and put the total at fifteen. Source: Daily Sports 11/23/2014 ... Nakata also made promises with Naoyuki Uwasawa (wallet) and Yuya Taniguchi (necklace). Source: Sponichi 11/23/2014
  • The 2014 draft class will most likely be assigned to Ni-gun spring camp. Source: Sanspo 11/23/2014