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[11/27/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Nov.28, 2014 @ 3:33 am, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

  • New Ikusei signing Tomohiro Umetsu was assigned the number 139. Source: Sanspo 11/27/2014
  • The Eagles are thinking about building a museum/shop and gate near kobo Stadium. There are also plans to build a scoreboard near the gate. Total construction could cost about 500 million yen. Source: Sponichi 11/27/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • 1st round draft pick Yuki Matsumoto had problems with his right elbow this summer. He is not playing catch at the moment and could go require surgery depending on the results of an upcoming medical examination. The Hawks are not planning to rush Matsumoto. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/27/2014
  • The Hawks announced that Shuhei Fukuda's uniform number will change from 31 to 37. Source: official announcement

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • When school kids asked Shohei Otani if he wanted to play with the Majors, he replied, "I have dreamed about playing in the Majors. I'll grow in Japan and when I get to that point, I'll probably want to play at a higher level. That's when I want to go." Source: Nikkan Sports 11/27/2014