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[1/17/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Seibu Lions, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Jan.18, 2015 @ 2:48 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • Kenji Otonari, Yuya Iida, and Masahiro Harimoto worked out in Uruma, Okinawa on Saturday. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/17/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • First round draft pick Sachiya Yamasaki likes to take baths in the morning because it helps him loosen up before practices. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/17/2015
  • The coaches and manager met at Hotto Motto Kobe on Saturday to discuss spring camp schedules. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/17/2015
  • The players, staff, and front office personnel held a one-minute moment of silence at 12:00pm on Saturday in honor of the victims of the Great Hanshin Earthquake. Saturday marked the 20th anniversary of the earthquake. Source: Sports Hochi 1/17/2015, Daily Sports 1/17/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Takeya Nakamura, Shogo Akiyama, and Hideto Asamura will most likely be assigned to Ichi-gun spring camp. Nakamura and Akiyama had surgeries on their right elbows. They have resumed hitting practice. Asamura had surgery on his left shoulder. He has not resumed hitting practice, but has been taking fielding practice. Source: Daily Sports 1/17/2015
  • Hotaka Yamakaa weighed as much as 113 kilograms last season. He has managed to drop his weight to 103 kilgorams this off-season. Source: Sports Hochi 1/17/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters