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[8/18/2015] Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters, Rakuten Eagles

by on Aug.19, 2015 @ 3:39 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • Dennis Sarfate extended his strikeout streak to thirty-three consecutive innings on August 18. Source: Sanspo 8/18/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • The Buffaloes are planning to extend Alex Ramirez's contract as roving adviser through to November. This will allow him to continue working with the organization's younger players during the Phoenix League and fall camp. His contract is currently set to end at the end of September. Source: Sponichi 8/18/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Kensuke Kondo could be ready to return to right field. He resumed fielding exercises in right during pre-game practice on August 14. His return to the outfield could open the door to Shohei Otani DHing on a semi-regular basis. Source: Sports Hochi 8/18/2015, Daily Sports 8/18/2015
  • The Fighters are planning to temporarily bolster their bullpen with Hiroshi Urano. He will begin making appearances in relief at Ni-gun. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/18/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Rakuten has dropped their last ten games at rural stadiums. Source: Sports Hochi 8/18/2015
  • The Eagles could offer Takashi Saito a position on their staff next season, like pitching coach or adviser. Source: Sponichi 8/18/2015