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[2/14/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions, Rakuten Eagles

by on Feb.15, 2015 @ 1:41 pm, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • Tadashi Settsu is scheduled to toss batting practice on the 16th before pitching in an exhibition game against Orix on the 21st. Source: Daily Sports 2/14/2015
  • Akira Nakamura missed a couple days with a gastrointestinal virus. He returned to practices on the 14th. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/14/2015
  • Keizo Kawashima cut practices short on Saturday because of a fever and was later diagnosed with the flu. Source: Sponichi 2/14/2015
  • Kimiyasu Kudo threw the ball about thirty-five times on Saturday in preparation for the possibility of tossing batting practice. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/14/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • Yuji Maeda is slated to start a practice game against KT (KBO) on the 15th and pitch two innings. Kazumasa Yoshida, Tomoyuki Kaida, and Daiki Tomei are scheduled to follow with two innings a piece and Alessandro Maestri with one inning. Shinya Nakayama, Hirokazu Shiranita, and Ryo Sakakibara will be back-ups. Source: Sports Hochi 2/14/2015
  • The Buffaloes are spending about thirty million yen on renovations to the locker rooms on the first base side (home team). Construction began early this year and should be complete in time for the exhibition game against Chunichi on March 4. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/14/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • First round draft pick Kohei Arihara was two to three kilograms over his ideal weight of ninety-seven kilograms during his pre-camp physical. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/14/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Hideaki Wakui is slated to pitch in a batting practice scrimmage on the 18th. Source: Sports Hochi 2/14/2015
  • Second round draft pick Eisuke Tanaka could also pitch in the batting practice scrimmage on the 18th. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/14/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Yusei Kikuchi tossed a bullpen session on the 14th for the first time since the 4th. In between sessions, he worked on his mechanics. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/14/2015
  • Takeya Nakamura played some short during fielding practice on Friday because they were down a few players. It was the first time he played the position. He handled four chances without any difficulty and helped turn two double plays. Source: Sports Hochi 2/14/2015, Chunichi Sports 2/14/2015, Daily Sports 2/14/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Takahiro Norimoto is planning to use a different set of cleats with fewer spikes when he pitches at YafuOku Dome. Source: Daily Sports 2/14/2015
  • Yuki Matsui was warned about a two-stage delivery during an intra-squad game on the 12th. He was also warned about it during practices on the 14th and worked on the necessary adjustments with pitching coach Hirshi Takamura. Source: Sponichi 2/14/2015
  • Takero Okajima received ninety Valentine's Day chocolates. Source: Sanpso 2/14/2015