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[1/12/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Rakuten Eagles

by on Jan.13, 2015 @ 2:22 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • Shingo Tatsumi (28) filed marriage papers with a twenty-nine-year-old woman from Wakayama on the 10th. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/12/2015
  • Shota Takeda, Ryo Hidaka, and Yujo Kitagata biked about forty kilometers on Sunday (twenty kilometers one way and roughly eight kilometers of hills). Takeda currently weighs ninety-four kilograms, four more than last season. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/12/2015 ... Takeda threw thirty pitches to a squatting catcher on the Saturday. Source: Sports Hochi 1/12/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • 3rd round draft pick Kodai Sano loves animals and kept a large number of them (an axolotl a parrot, a rabbit, and fish) when he was in high school. He hopes to "buld a zoo" once he is allowed to find his own place to live. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/12/2015 ... Sano is good at making balloon animals. Players drafted out of high school are usually required to live in the team dormitory for five years, unless they do well at Ichi-gun. Source: Sponichi 1/12/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Naoyuki Uwasawa threw seventy pitches to a squatting catcher in the bullpen at Kamagaya on Sunday. It was his second session this year and his first with a squatting catcher. Source: Sports Hochi 1/12/2015
  • Shohei Otani believes there is some value in trying to reach 170km/h. Source: Sanspo 1/12/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Training camp for the 2014 draft class started at kobo Stadium on Monday. Source: Sponichi 1/12/2015
  • Hiromoto Okubo is thinking about using Ginji as a back-up emergency catcher. Ginji was drafted as a catcher, but never caught any games at the Ichi-gun level. Source: Sports Hochi 1/12/2015