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[12/19/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Dec.20, 2014 @ 5:29 am, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

Seibu Lions

  • Chun-Lin Kuo will join the 2014 draft class for rookie training camp in January. Source: Daily Sports 12/19/2014
  • Takayuki Kishi's wife gave birth to the couple's second child, a boy weighing 2,860 grams, in Tokyo on the 17th. Source: Sanspo 12/19/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Kimiyasu Kudo would like to give every player two or three chances to play in pre-season games next year (intra-squad and exhibition). He plans to let the Ichi-gun pitching coach staff handle Ichi-gun pitchers during spring camp because he wants to watch over Ni-gun and San-gun pitchers. Source: Sanspo 12/19/2014, Nikkan Sports 12/19/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Masao Yamada will be stepping down as general manager and is expected to become an amateur scout adviser. Director Hiroshi Yoshimura will most likely take on the added role of interim general manager. Source: Sponichi 12/19/2014