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[11/29/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Nov.30, 2014 @ 9:11 am, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

  • Kazuo Matsui plans to focus only on playing the outfield next year (he is willing to play the infield in emergency situations). He will try to learn a few things about being an outfielder when he works out with Nippon Ham's Dai-Kang Yoh next month in Los Angeles. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/30/2014, Sponichi 11/30/2014
  • Senior adviser Senichi Hoshino thinks Takahiro Norimoto will want to play in the Majors at some point in the future. Source: Sponichi 11/30/2014

Seibu Lions

  • One of Takeya Nakamura's goals next year is the to make the opening day roster for the first time in three seasons. Source: Daily Sports 11/29/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Sho Nakata could become a 200 million yen player this winter. If he does, he would be the first position player out of high school in franchise history to reach the milestone in his eighth year. Kensuke Tanaka set the original record by becoming a 200 million yen player in his twelfth year. Michihiro Ogasawara topped 200 million in his seventh year, but he joined the Fighters out of the Industrial League. Source: Sanspo 11/30/2014