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[12/10/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Dec.11, 2014 @ 2:18 am, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

  • Shintaro Masuda gained about seven kilograms last winter and is working to make sure that does not happen again this winter. He has managed to keep his weight at eighty-five kilograms so far. Source: Sponichi 12/10/2014
  • The media learned on Tuesday that Takaaki Yokoyama had a tonsillectomy. He has already been discharged from the hospital. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/10/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Hotaka Yamakawa will have a chance to work out with Norichika Aoki in Okinawa in January. Yamakawa is trying to get his weight down to 100 kilograms. He has so far dropped six kilograms and has three more to go. Source: Sponichi 12/10/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • The media learned on Wednesday that former manager Koji Akiyama's wife, Chiaki Akiyama, died on Tuesday at the age of fifty-five. Chiaki had been battling an undisclosed illness since 2011. Akiyama was planning to attend the team's championship trip to Hawaii, but canceled to be with his wife. Source: Daily Sports 12/10/2014, Sponichi 12/10/2014, Nikkan Sports 12/10/2014

Orix Buffaloes

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Mitsuo Yoshikawa is planning to fast for three to four days before the end of the year. It will be his first attempt. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/10/2014
  • Shohei Otani is hoping to get more playing time next year. Source: Sanspo 12/10/2014