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[2/8/2015] Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Orix Buffaloes, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions, Rakuten Eagles

by on Feb.09, 2015 @ 7:55 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • Rick VandenHurk could make the European roster for the Global Baseball Match in March. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/8/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Third round draft pick Daiki Asama and seventh round draft pick Yuto Takahama joined Ichi-gun camp for Sunday's intra-squad game. They were originally slated to play in an intra-squad game on the 15th, but Hideki Kuriyama wanted to see them earlier. Source: Sports Hochi 2/8/2015
  • Victor Garate is slated to pitch in a practice game against Yokohama on the 14th. Source: Sanspo 2/8/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • Hirokazu Shiranita is scheduled to pitch in a practice game against the KT Wiz (KBO) on the 11th. Source: Daily Sports 2/8/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Ayumu Ishikawa is slated to pitch in a batting practice scrimmage on the 9th. Source: Sports Hochi 2/8/2015
  • Tomohisa Otani should be able to return to regular practices during the third block of Ishigaki camp. He has been taking things slow due to tightness in his right knee. Source: Sports Hochi 2/8/2015
  • Daichi Suzuki and Yuji Nishino are on a list of possible candidates for the next Samurai Japan roster. Source: Sports Hochi 2/8/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Makoto Aiuchi was issued a curfew when he was caught drinking and smoking as a minor in January last year. The media learned on Saturday that the Lions lifted the curfew for spring camp because they felt he learned his lesson. They also felt he grew as a person while playing winter ball in Australia this past off-season. Source: Sports Hochi 2/8/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • First round draft pick Tomohiro Anraku will toss another bullpen session on the 10th. Source: Sanspo 2/8/2015