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[2/4/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Seibu Lions, Rakuten Eagles

by on Feb.05, 2015 @ 7:30 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • Ichi-gun and Ni-gun camps had the day off on Wednesday.
  • The Hawks will play a friendly game against the Samsung Lions (KBO) on the 27th. Source: official announcement
  • Dennis Sarfate arrived in Miyazaki on Wednesday. He did some long distance throwing and some running. Source: Sponichi 2/4/2015, Nikkan Sports 2/4/2015
  • Daisuke Matsuzaka threw the ball over 200 times in about fifty minutes while playing catch on Tuesday (different distances, from the wind-up and from the set). Source: Sponichi 2/4/2015
  • Former Softbank Hawk Shintaro Ejiri (37) got a job at SoftBank Commerce & Service. Source: Official Blog 2/4/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • Ichi-gun camp had the day off on Wednesday.
  • Chihiro Kaneko (right elbow) has already started throwing sinkers while playing catch. Source: Sponichi 2/4/2015
  • Hiroyuki Nakajima worked out at short on the first day of camp, third base on the second day, and first base on the third day. Eiichi Koyano worked out at third base on the first day, first base on the second day, and second base on the third day. The last time Koyano played second in a regulation game was on August 12, 2005. Source: Sponichi 2/4/2015 ... The Buffaloes may want Nakajima at first so that they can put Ryoichi Adachi at short and Koyano at either third or second. Source: Chunichi Sports 2/4/2015 ... Koyano packed a box full of baseball gloves for spring camp, nine kinds in all. Source: Sanspo 2/4/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Other players will be given a chance to play in intra-squad games on the 6th and 8th over Sho Nakata. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/4/2015
  • The Fighters are planning to give Cha Seung Baek (34) a tryout during spring camp. He will most likely join the team some time after the 10th. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/4/2015
  • Brad Lefton is writing an article on Shohei Otani for the Wall Street Journal. Source: Sanspo 2/4/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Ernesto Mejia did not take outdoor batting practice on Wednesday because it was cold. He did take indoor batting practice against pitching machines. Source: Sports Hochi 2/4/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Atsushi Ikeda stepped down as executive vice president of the Eagles on February 4 and accepted a job as as president of Crimson Football Club. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/4/2015