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[2/13/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Rakuten Eagles

by on Feb.14, 2015 @ 2:31 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • Ichi-gun and Ni-gun camp had the day off on Friday.

Orix Buffaloes

  • Ichi-gun camp had the day off on Friday.
  • Francisco Caraballo's tryout will be extended to at least the 15th. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/13/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Masaru Takeda and Hisashi Takeda are slated to pitch in a practice game against Yokohama on the 14th. Source: Sports Hochi 2/13/2015 ... Yuki Saito will most likely make an appearance on the 14th as well. Source: Sanspo 2/13/2015
  • Kenji Sato's wife gave birth to the couple's first child, a girl weighing 2,798 grams, on Friday. Source: official announcement
  • Juichi Suezawa will be taking over as new owner of the team on April 1. Source: official announcement

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Yuki Karakawa will not pitch in intra-squad games on the 14th and 15th because of pain in his right adductor. The condition does not appear to be serious. He could start an exhibition game against Chunichi on the 21st. Source: Sponichi 2/13/2015
  • Relievers pitched with three minute breaks after throwing twelve pitches three times during workouts on Thursday. Starting pitchers did the same exercise on the 11th, but with fifteen pitches pitches repeated four times. Source: Sponichi 2/13/2015
  • Second round draft pick Eisuke Tanaka is slated to pitch one or two innings in relief during a practice game against Hiroshima on the 22nd. He is also slated to toss batting practice on the 18th. Source: Daily Sports 2/13/2015

Rakuten Eagles