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[3/24/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions, Rakuten Eagles

by on Mar.25, 2015 @ 3:54 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • Kimiyasu Kudo selected Seiichi Uchikawa as team captain. Yuichi Honda was named vice captain. Source: Sponichi 3/24/2015
  • Edison Barrios was added to the seventy-man roster on March 24. His uniform number changed from 142 to 65. His new salary will be an estimated thirty million yen plus incentives. Source: official announcement, official report, Sponichi 3/24/2015
  • Daisuke Matsuzaka could pitch in his first regular season game either during an Orix series that begins on April 14 or a Lotte series that begins on April 17. Source: Sports Hochi 3/24/2015, Sponichi 3/24/2015
  • The Hawks will be loosening the netting that runs across the top of the fences in the outfield out of concern that they might break on a hard hit line drive and cause harm to nearby spectators. Source: Sponichi 3/24/2015, Nikkan Sports 3/24/2015
  • The San-gun Hawks are slated to play a practice games against Fukuoka University on March 25 and Asahikawa University on March 28. Both games will start at 12:30pm at Gannosu Stadium. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/24/2015

Orix Buffaloes

Nippon Ham Fighters

Chiba Lotte Marines

Seibu Lions

  • Ni-gun game against Lotte on March 24: Yusei Kikuchi entered the game in the 8th and retired the side in order. He struck out two and topped out at 155km/h. Source: Sports Hochi 3/24/2015
  • Yusei Kikuchi did not take the velocity readings from his outing on March 24 too seriously because he heard the radar gun was off by about eight km/h (on the plus side). Source: Sanspo 3/24/2015

Rakuten Eagles