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[7/28/2015] Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Rakuten Eagles

by on Jul.29, 2015 @ 8:13 am, under NPB

Orix Buffaloes

  • Potential starters for the Rakuten series that begins on July 31: Yuki Nishi, Takahiro Matsuba, and Kazumasa Yoshida. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/28/2015
  • The Buffaloes are planning to send players to play winter ball in Puerto Rico. Source: Sports Hochi 7/28/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The Fighters are planning to send Naoyuki Uwasawa to Ni-gun for an adjustment after he gave up three runs on five hits over 2.1 innings of work against the Orix Buffaloes on July 28. Source: Daily Sports 7/28/2015
  • Yuki Saito could get another shot to start an Ichi-gun game next month. Source: Sponichi 7/28/2015, Nikkan Sports 7/28/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Dae-Eun Rhee could return to starting rotation in time for a start against Seibu at QVC Marine on July 30. Source: Sponichi 7/28/2015
  • The Marines held a tryout for Cha-Seung Baek (35) at QVC Marine on July 28. He threw forty pitches in the bullpen and topped out at 142km/h. Lotte is planning to make a decision within a day or two. Source: Sports Hochi 7/28/2015, Sponichi 7/28/2015
  • Lotte has plans to install a larger main screen at QVC Marine after the current season (10.8 meters high and 28.8 meters wide). They also have plans to install two secondary screens in left and right (5.76 meters high and 20.16 meters wide). Construction will begin in November and end in February 2016. The total cost will be about 700 million yen. The city of Chiba and Lotte will foot the bill. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/28/2015, Daily Sports 7/28/2015, Sanspo 7/28/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • The Eagles are thinking about adding Ikusei pitcher Tomohiro Umetsu to their seventy-man roster before the end of the month. Source: Sponichi 7/28/2015