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[10/14/2015] Nippon Ham Fighters, Seibu Lions, Orix Buffaloes, Rakuten Eagles

by on Oct.15, 2015 @ 10:47 am, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani is set to continue being a position player/pitcher next season, unless he decides otherwise. Source: Sports Hochi 10/13/2015 ... Otani is not scheduled to play in any Phoenix League games before the Premier 12. He is slated to participate in fall practices at Kamagaya. Source: Sponichi 10/14/2015
  • Yuki Saito will head to Miyazaki on October 15 for the Phoenix League. Source: Daily Sports 10/13/2015

Seibu Lions

  • The Lions are planning to send Yasuo Sano to play winter ball in Australia. Other players, like Ryohei Fujiwara, Takayuki Yamaguchi, and Takanori Hoshi, are also being considered. Source: Daily Sports 10/13/2015
  • Norio Tanabe is planning to play a number of six-inning intra-squad games during fall camp in November. Source: Sponichi 10/9/2015
  • The Lions will begin using uniforms manufactured by Majestic Athletic next season. They could unveil the new uniforms during spring camp next year. Source: Sponichi 10/13/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • Fall practices at Hotto Motto Field Kobe started on October 14. Source: Chunichi Sports 10/14/2015
  • The media learned on October 14 that Hiroyuki Nakajima (33) filed marriage papers and had a child, a girl, with model Sayo Aizawa (37) in late-September. The two first started seeing each other about four years ago. Their relationship continued while Nakajima played in the United States. They began living with each other in Hyogo when Nakajima signed with the Buffaloes. Source: Sanspo 10/15/2015, Sanspo 10/15/2015, Nikkan Sports 10/15/2015

Rakuten Eagles