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[11/4/2015] Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Chiba Lotte Marines, Seibu Lions, Orix Buffaloes, Rakuten Eagles

by on Nov.05, 2015 @ 8:14 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • Kimiyasu Kudo used a digital camera to record footage of Yosuke Shimabukuro tossing a bullpen session from five different angles on November 3. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/4/2015

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shogo Yagi wants to add another pitch to his repertoire and is working on a knuckle-curve. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/3/2015
  • Kensuke Kondo's uniform number will most likely change from 54 to 2. Shota Ono's uniform number is set to change from 2 to 27. Source: Sponichi 11/4/2015

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Former Lotte Hiroyuki Kobayashi was named the new manager for the Musashi Heat Bears (BC League) on November 4. Kobayashi joined Musashi's staff as a pitching coach this past season and became interim manager on May 8. Source: official announcement, Nikkan Sports 11/4/2015

Seibu Lions

Orix Buffaloes

  • Kochi fall camp practices on November 2 lasted about twelve hours (including breaks for rest) for some players. Source: Sponichi 11/3/2015
  • Shunta Goto is planning to change his registered name from Shunta to Goto next year. Source: Sports Hochi 11/4/2015

Rakuten Eagles

  • Tomohiro Anraku threw eighty-eight pitches in the bullpen on November 4. He has thrown a total 341 pitches during the first three days of spring camp. He celebrated his nineteenth birthday on November 4. Source: Daily Sports 11/4/2015
  • Yuri Furukawa threw 150 pitches in the bullpen on November 2 and 3. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/4/2015
  • Masashi Kato threw 361 pitches over a period of two days. Source: Daily Sports 11/4/2015
  • Takaaki Yokoyama threw 150 pitches on the first day of camp on November 2. He is working on a forkball. Source: Sports Hochi 11/3/2015
  • Pitching coach Tsuyoshi Yoda wants younger pitchers to throw 1,500 to 2,000 pitches during Kurashiki fall camp. Source: Daily Sports 11/4/2015 ... Or over 100 pitches a day. Source: Chunichi Sports 11/4/2015