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[10/16/2015] Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions, Orix Buffaloes, Rakuten Eagles

by on Oct.17, 2015 @ 6:30 am, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Kensuke Kondo wants to get back to catching next year. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/16/2015
  • Shohei Otani does not believe he is ready for the Majors yet. Source: Sponichi 10/16/2015
  • The Fighters are planning to eliminate the head coach title and and replace it with something else (like bench coach) because they want to start with a clean slate. They are also planning to reassess roles and responsibilities for other coaches. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/16/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Alfredo Despaigne made the Cuban national team for the Premier 12. Source: Sanspo 10/16/2015

Seibu Lions

  • The Lions announced that Ryohei Fujiwara, Yasuo Sano, Takayuki Yamaguchi, and Takanori Hoshi will be in Australia between October 20 and December 21 playing winter ball with the Melbourne Aces. Additionally: Fujiwara will leave for Australia on November 22 and Yamaguchi will return to Japan on November 24. Source: official announcement

Orix Buffaloes

Rakuten Eagles

  • The first block of fall practices ended on October 16. Masataka Nashida is scheduled to check the team during the second block. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/16/2016