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[1/26/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions, Rakuten Eagles

by on Jan.27, 2015 @ 3:34 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • Hayato Terahara threw thirty-nine pitches to a standing catcher in the bullpen on Monday. Source: Sanspo 1/26/2015
  • Shota Oba threw about 200 baseballs into a net on Monday. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/26/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • All six pitchers selected in the 2014 draft tossed bullpen sessions on the last day of rookie training camp on Moday. First round draft pick Sachiya Yamasaki threw about seventy pitches. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/26/2015
  • The Buffaloes will be giving Francisco Caraballo a tryout during spring camp between February 1 and 12. Source: official announcement, Daily Sports 1/26/2015
  • Chihiro Kaneko's rehab (right elbow) has been going well. Kaneko played catch at a distance of about forty meters on Sunday. Source: Daily Sports 1/26/2015, Sports Hochi 1/26/2015, Nikkan Sports 1/26/2015
  • Hiroshi Moriwaki is planning to check on Hiroyuki Nakajima's mobility and range during the first block of spring camp to get a better feel for where he fits in the infield. If Nakajima can play short, Moriwaki could put Eiichi Koyano at third and Takahiro Okada at first. Source: Sponichi 1/26/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Naoyuki Uwasawa threw forty-five pitches to a squatting catcher on Monday. This was his third session in as many days. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/26/2015
  • The Fighters held a staff meeting on Monday to discuss player assignments. Shohei Otani and Yuki Saito were confirmed for Ichi-gun camp. 1st round draft pick Kohei Arihara is currently slated to start the year at Ni-gun spring camp. A complete list of assignements will be released on Tuesday. Source: Daily Sports 1/26/2015
  • Otani took fifty-five swings during batting practice on Monday and hit two over the fence. Source: Sports Hochi 1/26/2015 ... Otani could pitch in an intra-squad game on February 9. He could then pitch on seven days of rest until opening day. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/26/2015
  • Kensuke Tanaka has his eyes set on the job at second base. Source: Sports Hochi 1/26/2015, Sponichi 1/26/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • The Marines announced that Tomoya Satozaki will remain in the organization as a special adviser. Source: official announcement

Seibu Lions

  • Takeya Nakamura took live batting practice on Sunday for the first time since he had surgery on his right elbow in October last year. He took about twenty easy swings. Source: Daily Sports 1/26/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Second round draft pick Fumiya Ono threw thirty pitches to a standing catcher on Monday. It was his first session of the year. Source: Sports Hochi 1/26/2015
  • Takahiro Norimoto threw eighteen pitches, including curves, to a squatting catcher on Monday. Source: Daily Sports 1/26/2015
  • Miyagi Prefecture announced on Monday that the Eagles economic impact for the 2014 season was estimated at about 21.2 billion yen, more than the 18.7 billion for the 2013 season. Source: Daily Sports 1/26/2015