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[3/23/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions

by on Mar.24, 2015 @ 3:49 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • Hiroaki Takaya was diagnosed with influenza B on March 22. He will miss about five days. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/23/2015
  • Daisuke Matsuzaka missed a few days due to the flu. He resumed workouts on March 21. He is set to join the rehab group at the Saitozaki facilities on March 24. Source: Sports Hochi 3/23/2015 ... Matsuzaka practiced at YafuOku Dome on March 23. Workouts including dashes and playing catch at a distance of about forty meters. He told reporters he was fully recovered from the flu. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/23/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • Chihiro Kaneko (right elbow) could be ready to make his first regular season start on March 31 against Softbank at YafuOku Dome. He is slated to pitch in a batting practice scrimmage on March 24. If his elbow holds up, he could get the start on six days of rest. Source: Sponichi 3/23/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Yuki Saito's first regular season start could come during a three-game series against Lotte that begins on March 31. Source: Sports Hochi 3/23/2015 ... April 2 is a good possibility. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/23/2015
  • First round draft pick Kohei Arihara will most likely pitch two or more innings during his next outing, which could come on March 31 against Yokohama at Kamagaya. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/23/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Ayumu Ishikawa and Takahiro Fujioka are set to pitch in a Ni-gun game on March 24 against Seibu. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/23/2015

Seibu Lions