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[1/28/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions, Rakuten Eagles

by on Jan.29, 2015 @ 1:53 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • Nao Higashihama threw twenty pitches in the bullpen on Wednesday. Source: Sponichi 1/28/2015
  • Seiichi Uchikawa worked out at World Wing in Tottori for the first time on Tuesday. Ichiro Suzuki recommended the facilities when the two met in Novemer last year. Source: Sports Hochi 1/28/2015, Daily Sports 1/28/2015
  • Shinya Kayama got tips on how to throw the forkball from Hanshin's Atsushi Nomi. Kayama threw forty-seven pitches, including five forkballs, in the bullpen on Tuesday. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/28/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • Esteban German's arrival was pushed back until Thursday because of flight delays caused by snow storms on the east coast of the United States. Source: Sponichi 1/28/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani threw twenty-five pitches, including the curve, slider, and change, to a squatting catcher on Wednesday. He also took fifty-two swings during batting practice and hit one over the fence. Source: Sports Hochi 1/28/2015 ... Otani threw to a squatting catcher on Wednesday for the first time this year. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/28/2015
  • First round draft pick Kohei Arihara can throw up to eighty meters now, but his right elbow is still not 100 percent. Source: Sports 1/28/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

Seibu Lions

Rakuten Eagles

  • Kam Mickolio, Gaby Sanchez, and Jim Heuser arrived at Sendai Airport on Wednesday. Source: Sponichi 1/28/2015
  • First round pick Tomohiro Anraku, third round draft pick Masayoshi Fukuda, and fourth round draft pick Fernando Luciano are not with the team right because because of school-related events. Second round draft pick Fumiya Ono threw about thirty pitches to a standing catcher on Wednesday. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/28/2015 ... Fukuda left the team on the 27th, Luciano on the 28th. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/28/2015
  • Sixth round draft pick Masashi Kato threw fifty-two pitches in the bullpen on the last day of rookie training camp on Wednesday. Source: Sponichi 1/28/2015
  • Satoshi Nagai worked out in Hawaii for two weeks earlier this month. He dropped three kilograms and currently weighs seventy-six kilograms. He threw about fifty pitches to a squatting catcher in the bullpen on Tuesday. He is working on a slurve. Source: Sports Hochi 1/28/2015