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[1/6/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines, Rakuten Eagles

by on Jan.06, 2015 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

Orix Buffaloes

  • Teppei is training with a special 850 gram jump rope -- three sets of 100 every day during off-season workouts. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/6/2015
  • Senryokugai Masaki Ihara (28) retired and remained in the organization as a batting practice pitcher. Ihara decided to retire because he wanted to provide more stability for his family (wife and two sons). He considered attending a tryout, but Orix's job offer would no longer be on the table. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/6/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Hideki Kuriyama will first look to Shohei Otani as a pitcher in 2015. After that, a designated hitter, and then an outfielder. Source: Sponichi 1/6/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

Seibu Lions

Rakuten Eagles

  • Hiroaki Shimauchi (24) filed marriage papers with a twentu-two-year-old woman on the 5th. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/6/2015
  • Hiromoto Okubo is planning to assign first round draft pick Tomohiro Anraku to Ichi-gun spring camp, assuming he is physically capable. Anraku has managed to increase his weight from eighty-eight to ninety kilograms since the summer. He has also dropped his fat content from fifteen to twelve percent. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/6/2015