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[3/6/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Chiba Lotte Marines, Rakuten Eagles

by on Mar.07, 2015 @ 3:17 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • Kimiyasu Kudo announced on March 6 that Tadashi Settsu will start this year's opening day game. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/6/2015, Sponichi 3/6/2015
  • Kazuyuki Hoashi and Hayato Terahara are slated to pitch in an exhibition game against Yomiuri at YafuOku Dome on March 12. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/6/2015
  • Yuichi Honda worked out at short during situational fielding practices at YafuOku Dome on March 5. Kudo wants players to be ready to play other positions in case something happens. Source: Sponichi 3/6/2015
  • The Hawks could add Edison Barrios to the seventy-man roster if they feel Ryota Igarashi (right calf) will not be ready by opening day. There are concerns about Barrios' durability (has had surgery on his right elbow). He will most likely be tested to see how he handles pitching on consecutive days. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/6/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • There is a chance Chihiro Kaneko does not pitch in any exhibition games before the start of the regular season. Source: Sanspo 3/6/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Saburo Omura and Kazuya Fukuura joined Ichi-gun workouts on March 6. Source: Sanspo 3/6/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Kyoiku League game against Nippon Ham on March 6: Yoshinao Kamata tossed a shutout inning in relief. He struck out one and topped out at 147km/h. He is making his way back from right elbow reconstructive surgery. Source: Sports Hochi 3/6/2015, Sanspo 3/6/2015
  • Wily Mo Pena will not be arriving in Japan until about mid-March. The Eagles are waiting for two things: a physical and Pena's work visa to clear. Source: Daily Sports 3/6/2015
  • Yoshinao Kamata is expected to pitch two innings in his next appearance. His next game will most likely come on four to five days of rest. Source: Sports Hochi 3/6/2015
  • Fifth round draft pick Takahiro Irino is slated to start an exhibition game against Chunichi on March 8 and pitch five innings. Source: Sponichi 3/6/2015