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[3/24/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Mar.25, 2015 @ 3:57 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Top adviser Tsuneo Watanabe has not ruled out the possibility of extending Tatsunori Hara's contract, provided the team does well. He also said there were no other viable candidates he knew of that could replace Hara. Source: Daily Sports 3/24/2015, Nikkan Sports 3/24/2015

Hanshin Tigers

Hiroshima Carp

  • Koichi Ogata plans to start Seiya Suzuki in right and bat him bat lead-off. Source: Daily Sports 3/24/2015
  • Eishin Soyogi will most likely get the job at third. Source: Sponichi 3/24/2015
  • The Energia Economic and Technical Research Institute estimates that a first place finish by the Carp will have an economic impact of about 22.8 billion yen for Hiroshima Prefecture. If the Carp make it to the Nippon Series, about 25.6 billion yen. Source: official announcement

Chunichi Dragons

Yokohama Bay Stars

Yakult Swallows

  • Ni-gun game against Yokohama on March 24: Yoshihisa Naruse started the game and gave up three runs on seven hits over six innings of work. He faced twenty-seven, threw ninety pitches, walked two, and struck out two. Source: Sanspo 3/24/2015
  • Yoshihisa Naruse's first regular season start could come on March 31 against Hanshin at Jingu Stadium. Source: Sanspo 3/24/2015