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[1/5/2015] Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Seibu Lions, Rakuten Eagles

by on Jan.05, 2015 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • Masahiko Morifuku and Daichi Hoshino left for workouts in Guam out of Fukuoka Airport on Monday. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/5/2015
  • The Hawks are planning to build a training pool at their new farm facilities in Chikugo, Fukuoka. The pool will most likely be from SwimEx and will carry a price tag of around twenty million yen. Other NPB teams like the Hanshin Tigers and Orix Buffaloes have found success with the pools. Source: Daily Sports 1/5/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Fifth round draft pick Hayao Segawa was out with the flu between December 30 and January 1. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/5/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Second round draft pick Yasuo Sano became the first member of the 2014 draft class to move into the team dormitory on Monday. He arrived at around 1:00pm. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/5/2015
  • Hideto Asamura weighed about ninety-five kilograms last year. He is currently at around eighty-eight kilograms. Source: Sports Hochi 1/5/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • The Eagles announced that they signed Rhiner Cruz (28) to a contract for the 2015 season. The two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated fifty million yen. Source: official announcement, Sponichi 1/5/2015
  • First round draft pick Tomohiro Anraku tossed a bullpen session on Monday, his second in as many days. Source: Daily Sports 1/5/2015 ... Anraku threw eighteen pitches to a standing catcher on Monday. He threw about 100 on Sunday. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/5/2015