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[2/1/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions, Rakuten Eagles

by on Feb.02, 2015 @ 3:57 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • Over twenty television cameras and about 17,200 fans showed up on the first day of spring camp. Source: Spots Hochi 2/1/2015 ... Twenty-five television cameras and 150 members of the media covered the first day of spring camp. Source: Sports Hochi 2/1/2015
  • Daisuke Matsuzaka wants to do work off the mound on a daily basis to help him get used to the differences. Source: Daily Sports 2/1/2015 ... Matsuzaka could toss about 200 pitches in a bullpen session during the second-half of camp. Source: Sports Hochi 2/1/2015 ... Matsuzaka is worried about his allergies, something that was not a problem when he was in the United States. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/1/2015, Sanspo 2/1/2015
  • Samurai Japan manager Hiroki Kokubo checked on players on Sunday. Source: Sponichi 2/1/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • Chihiro Kaneko played catch at a distance between forty to fifty meters on Sunday. Source: Daily Sports 2/1/2015
  • Hiroyuki Nakajima worked out at short and Eiichi Koyano at third during fielding practice on Sunday. Source: Sponichi 2/1/2015
  • Tony Blanco used a sledgehammer (4.5 kilograms) during soft-toss batting practice on Saturday. He got the idea from his former Yokohama teammate, Taketoshi Goto. Source: Daily Sports 2/1/2015, Sponichi 2/1/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • First round draft pick Kohei Arihara is usually more about quality over quantity when it comes to throwing. Source: Sports Hochi 2/1/2015
  • Former Yokohama Bay Star Kazumasa Kikuchi will join the Fighters in Nago, Okinawa for a tryout, beginning on the 6th. Source: Sponichi 2/1/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

Seibu Lions

Rakuten Eagles

  • First round draft pick Tomohiro Anraku is planning to toss a bullpen session to a standing catcher on Monday. Source: Sponichi 2/1/2015
  • Kam Mickolio shaved his beard on Sunday morning, before the start of the first day of spring camp. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/1/2015
  • Takahiro Shiomi was diagnosed with influenza A on Sunday. He is not expected to attend practices for five days. Source: Daily Sports 2/1/2015, Sponichi 2/1/2015
  • Hiromoto Okubo celebrated his forty-eighth birthday on Sunday. Players and staff gave him a cake and presents before warm-ups. Source: Sports Hochi 2/1/2015, Sports Hochi 2/1/2015 ... Okubo selected Motohiro Shima as team captain. Kazuo Matsui and Shinichiro Koyama were named co-vice captains. Source: Sponichi 2/1/2015