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[10/21/2015] Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions, Orix Buffaloes

by on Oct.22, 2015 @ 1:57 am, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani tossed thirty-three pitches, including three change-ups, in a bullpen session on October 20. Source: Sports Hochi 10/20/2015, Sports Hochi 10/21/2015 ... There could be some weeks next season where Hideki Kuriyama uses Otani as a pitcher in one game and as a hitter in five games, especially in key games/match-ups. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/21/2015
  • Mitsuo Yoshikawa told reporters on October 17 that he started a four-day fast. He successfully completed his first fast (three days) last year in December and lost about three kilograms. Source: Sports Hochi 10/19/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

Seibu Lions

  • The Lions are scheduled to play three practices games against Hiroshima and one intra-squad game during fall camp in November. Source: Sponichi 10/19/2015
  • Hideto Asamura could be reassigned the uniform number 3 next season. He has been wearing the number 32 since his rookie year. The change will be discussed during upcoming contract negotiations. Source: Daily Sports 10/21/2015, Nikkan Sports 10/21/2015
  • Tomoya Mori is set to begin practices as a catcher on October 21. He will be working with battery coach Masanori Taguchi at Seibu 2 Stadium. Norio Tanabe is planning to use Mori as a catcher in the practice/intra-squad games during fall camp. Source: Sponichi 10/19/2015

Orix Buffaloes

  • Ichi-gun pitching coach Tsutomu Sakai would like a pool of at least eight starting pitchers next season and could have pitchers like Yoshihisa Hirano, Mamoru Kishida, Tatsuya Sato, and Motoki Higa prepare as starters. Source: Sanspo 10/20/2015, Nikkan Sports 10/21/2015
  • Koshien police arrested a thirty-eight-year-old woman on suspicion of taking money from Shohei Tsukahara's house. The woman was his wife's acquaintance. They relied on her as a baby-sister for their two-year-old daughter. According to police, the woman took 5,000 yen from a piggy bank located in the family's living room while watching their child on March 22. Source: Sponichi 10/20/2015