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[1/8/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions, Rakuten Eagles

by on Jan.09, 2015 @ 1:34 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • The 2014 draft class moved into the team dormitory in Fukuoka on Thursday. Source: Sanspo 1/8/2015
  • Nobuhiko Matsunaka and Nobuhiro Matsuda left Japan out of Fukuoka Airport on Thursday. They will be training in Guam. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/8/2015
  • Tadashi Settsu could not meet with the Hawks in December for salary negotiations because he was on his honeymoon with his wife (they were married in 2013). Source: Sports Hochi 1/8/2015 ... Settsu is slated to earn his domestic FA option some time this season. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/8/2015

Orix Buffaloes

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • First round draft pick Kohei Arihara, third round draft pick Daiki Asama, and seventh round draft pick Yuto Takahama moved into the team dormitory in Kamagaya on Thursday. Source: Daily Sports 1/8/2015, Daily Sports 1/8/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Ayumu Ishikawa developed a fever after he had four wisdom teeth removed in December. He was out for a few days and dropped about three kilograms. He managed to regain what he lost, plus a little more, and is currently between eighty-three and eighty-four kilograms. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/8/2015
  • Former Lotte Hiroyuki Kobayashi will be a pitching coach for the Musashi Heat Bears (BC League) this year. Source: official announcement

Seibu Lions

  • Fourth round draft pick Yusuke Tamamura moved into the team dormitory on Thursday. He was originally planning to move in two days earlier, but was out with a fever. Source: Sports Hochi 1/8/2015
  • Kazuki Miyata filed marriage papers with a woman on Thursday. Source: Sponichi 1/8/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Yasunori Kikuchi, Takahiro Shiomi, Kenji Tomura, and Kodai Hamaya left Japan on Thursday. The four will be spending some time training with Hisashi Iwakuma in Los Angeles. They are scheduled to return later this month. Source: Sponichi 1/8/2015
  • The Eagles are slated to play a practice game against the Hanshin Tigers on February 17. Senior Adviser Senichi Hoshino is expected to watch the game. Rakuten is also scheduled to play practice games against KBO teams on the 15th and 16th. Source: Sponichi 1/8/2015