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[8/11/2015] Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions

by on Aug.12, 2015 @ 10:25 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • Nobuhiro Matsuda blasted the 150th home run of his career on August 11. He became the 161st player in NPB history to reach the milestone. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/11/2015
  • Jason Standridge's wife is expected to give birth to their third child on August 12. Standridge was originally set to make his next start on the same day, but the Hawks pushed his schedule up a day so that he can be with his family. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/11/2015 ... The Hawks plan to take Standridge off the active roster on August 12 and fill his spot with Barbaro Canizares. Source: Daily Sports 8/11/2015 ... Kenichi Nakata will get the start on August 12. Source: Sponichi 8/11/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Hideki Kuriyama is planning to continue using Shohei Otani as a bat off the bench. Designated hitter would be an option, but not with Kensuke Kondo having problems with his right shoulder. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/11/2015, Nikkan Sports 8/11/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • The Marines are interested in signing Dae-Eun Rhee to an extension for the 2016 season. Source: Sponichi 8/11/2015

Seibu Lions

  • Former Lion Orestes Destrade told Sponichi that he was interested in managing in Japan: "I would definitely love a shot at managing in Japan. I have a lot of respect for the Japanese culture. For the manager, it's all about how to motivate the players. I'd like to try with a B class team that needs a new manager. I think I could be a good draw as manager and I'm confident [I can do well]." Source: Sponichi 8/11/2015