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[10/29/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Oct.30, 2014 @ 2:16 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • Hiromoto Okubo wants infielders and outfielders ready to play all positions. Source: Sponichi 10/29/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Norio Tanabe is planning to push players hard during fall camp. There will be morning and evening practice sessions. They are also scheduled to play practices games against Hiroshima on November 9 and 14. Source: Daily Sports 10/29/2014
  • The Lions announced that they added Shogo Akada to their staff as a Ni-gun Ikusei coach. Source: official announcement

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Yuki Karakawa is scheduled to start the first game against the Lamigo Monkeys on October 31. Source: Sports Hochi 10/29/2014
  • The Marines released more information about fan appreciation day on Wednesday. It will take place at QVC Marine Field on November 22. Gates will open at 9:45am. The opening ceremony will begin at 10:45am. Admission will be free. Source: official announcement

Nippon Ham Fighters

[10/27/2014] Rumors: Chihiro Kaneko (Orix), Yoshihisa Naruse (Lotte)

by on Oct.28, 2014 @ 3:00 am, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

  • Daisuke Yamai worked out at Nagoya Stadium on Monday and told reporters he had nothing new to say regarding his domestic FA option. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/27/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takumi Kuriyama has reportedly decided not to exercise his FA option and will remain with the Lions. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/27/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Officials met Yoshihisa Naruse on Monday to continue negotiations on a new contract. No major progress was made. If Naruse decides to exercise his option, Lotte will most likely take their offer off the table. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/27/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Chihiro Kaneko spoke to reporters at Hotto Motto Field Kobe on Monday and said asking the team to post him to the Majors was a possibility. He also said he was going to consider any and all options available to him. "I have always liked the atmosphere at American stadiums. I'll think about it once the [Suzuki All-Star Series] ends," said Kaneko. Source: Daily Sports 10/27/2014, Sponichi 10/27/2014 ... The Boston Red Sox are among MLB teams with interest in Kaneko. Source: Boston Glove 10/25/2014 via Sanspo 10/27/2014
  • Yoshihisa Hirano spoke to reporters on Monday and indicated that he met Orix for contract negotiations, was treated with sincerity, and felt needed. He also said there was a chance he might not exercise his option. Source: Sports Hochi 10/27/2014
  • Takahiro Mahara was unable to provide an update about his FA option when reporters approached him for comment on Monday. Source: Sports Hochi 10/27/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Naoki Miyanishi is slated to meet team officials for contract negotiations after the Nippon Series. Source: Sponichi 10/27/2014

[10/27/2014] Chiba Lotte Marines 2015 Coaching Staff

by on Oct.27, 2014 @ 5:26 pm, under NPB
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Ichi-gun Coaching Staff

Position Uni Name JPN Name ENG Age
Manager 83 伊東 勤 Ito, Tsutomu 52
Pitching Coach 88 落合 英二 Ochiai, Eiji 45
Pitching Coach 79 小林 雅英 Kobayashi, Masahide 40
Battery Coach 77 吉鶴 憲治 Yoshitsuru, Kenji 43
Hitting Coach 78 立花 義家 Tachibana, Yoshiie 56
Hitting Coach 75 堀 幸一 Hori, Koichi 45
Infield/Base Coach 72 松山 秀明 Matsuyama, Hideaki 47
Outfield/Base Coach 87 清水 雅治 Shimizu, Masaji 50
Training Coach 98 大迫 幸一 Osako, Koichi 61
Training Coach 95 楠 貴彦 Kusunoki, Takahiko 37

Ni-gun Coaching Staff

Position Uni Name JPN Name ENG Age
Manager 76 青山 道雄 Aoyama, Michio 54
Pitching Coach 70 小谷 正勝 Kotani, Tadakatsu 69
Pitching Coach 89 川越 英隆 Kawagoe, Hidetaka 41
Battery Coach 73 福澤 洋一 Fukuzawa, Yoichi 47
Hitting Coach 71 山下 徳人 Yamashita, Norihito 49
Infield/Base Coach 81 佐藤 兼伊知 Sato, Kenichi 55
Outfield/Base Coach 80 大塚 明 Otsuka, Akira 39

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Source: official announcement

[10/25/2014] Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Oct.26, 2014 @ 3:19 am, under NPB
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Seibu Lions

  • Players attending fall camp in Nango are also the players the coaches feel have a good chance to make Ichi-gun spring camp next year. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/25/2014
  • Chun-Lin Kuo threw thirty-one pitches to a standing catcher in the bullpen on Friday. It was his first session since his arrival in Japan. Source: Daily Sports 10/25/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • The Marines are planning to reassign Ni-gun infield/base coach Hideaki Matsuyama to Ichi-gun infield/base coach. Current Ichi-gun infield/base coach Kenichi Sato will return to Ni-gun infield/base coach. The change is set to take place in time for the start of Kamogawa fall camp in November. Source: Sports Hochi 10/25/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Luis Mendoza left for Mexico via Honolulu out of New Chitose Airport on Wednesday. He is hoping to pick up about 100 Japanese words during the off-season. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/24/2014

[10/21/2014] Chiba Lotte Marines: Fall camp/practice rosters

by on Oct.21, 2014 @ 5:25 pm, under NPB
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Kamogawa Fall Camp Roster (November 4-21)

Pos Name JPN Name ENG
P 大嶺 祐太  Omine, Yuta
P 石川 歩 Ishikawa, Ayumu
P 大谷 智久 Otani, Tomohisa
P 涌井 秀章 Wakui, Hideaki
P 藤岡 貴裕 Fujioka, Takahiro
P 唐川 侑己 Karakawa, Yuki
P 松永 昂大 Matsunaga, Takahiro
P 西野 勇士 Nishino, Yuji
P 木村 優太 Kimura, Yuta
P 香月 良仁 Katsuki, Ryoji
P 黒沢 翔太 Kurosawa, Shota
P 益田 直也 Masuda, Naoya
C 吉田 裕太 Yoshida, Yuta
C 田村 龍弘 Tamura, Tatsuhiro
C 江村 直也 Emura, Naoya
C 肘井 竜蔵 Hijii, Ryuzo
INF 高濱 卓也 Takahama, Takuya
INF 鈴木 大地 Suzuki, Daichi
INF 大嶺 翔太 Omine, Shota
INF 細谷 圭 Hosoya, Kei
INF 青松 敬鎔 Aomatsu, Keiyo
OF 清田 育宏 Kiyota, Ikuhiro
OF 伊志嶺 翔大 Ishimine, Shota
OF 角中 勝也 Kakunaka, Katsuya
OF 加藤 翔平 Kato, Shohei
OF 岡田 幸文 Okada, Yoshifumi

Lotte Urawa Stadium Fall Practices (November 4-21)

Pos Name JPN Name ENG
P 中後 悠平 Nakaushiro, Yuhei
P 上野 大樹 Ueno, Hiroki
P 服部 泰卓 Hattori, Yasutaka
P 内 竜也 Uchi, Tatsuya
P 伊藤 義弘 Ito, Yoshihiro
P 南 昌輝 Minami, Masaki
P 川満 寛弥 Kawamitsu, Hiroya
P 吉原 正平 Yoshihara, Shohei
P 小林 敦 Kobayashi, Atsushi
P 植松 優友 Uematsu, Masatomo
P 阿部 和成 Abe, Kazunari
P 二木 康太 Futaki, Kota
P 金森 敬之 Kanamori, Takayuki
C 金澤 岳 Kanazawa, Takeshi
C 川本 良平 Kawamoto, Ryohei
C 小池 翔大 Koike, Shota
INF 根元 俊一 Nemoto, Shunichi
INF 大松 尚逸 Omatsu, Shoitsu
INF 三木 亮 Miki, Ryo
INF 井上 晴哉 Inoue, Seiya
INF 早坂 圭介 Hayasaka, Keisuke
OF 荻野 貴司 Ogino, Takashi

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Source: official announcement

[10/20/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Oct.21, 2014 @ 9:51 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • Takahiro Norimoto threw about forty pitches in the bullpen on Monday. It was his first session since the regular season ended. He used a Rawlings baseball in preparation for the Suzuki All-Star Series in November. Source: Sports Hochi 10/21/2014
  • Early workouts during fall practice will begin on the 24th. Workouts will begin at 9:00am, about an hour before the start of regular practices. Source: Daily Sports 10/20/2014
  • Koji Aoyama would like to try closing games again next year. He spoke to Hiromoto Okubo during fall practices and will likely be used in relief. Source: Sports Hochi 10/20/2014
  • Okubo wants players to exercise proper manners -- he expects them to come to full stops when greeting others, particularly those older than them. He believes good manners can lead to better general focus, more positive energy, and a pleasant atmosphere. Source: Sports Hochi 10/21/2014, Sanspo 10/21/2014 ... Okubo is thinking about setting up a relief rotation consisting of two groups of four relievers. Each group would swap out every two weeks to keep arms fresh. Source: Sponichi 10/20/2014, Nikkan Sports 10/20/2014 ... Okubo ended closed-session practices after about ten minutes on Saturday because he wanted to give the 1,717 fans at the stadium more time to see players working out on the field. Closed-session practices were originally scheduled to last about an hour. Source: Sports Hochi 10/19/2014
  • The media learned on Saturday that Hiroyuki Fukuyama had surgery to clean out his right elbow on the 9th. He began his rehab on the 18th. Assuming no setbacks, he could toss a bullpen session in December. Source: Sports Hochi 10/19/2014
  • Senichi Hoshino is not planning to accept any honorary posts from Rakuten. He has been asked to stay by owner Hiroshi Mikitani, but without any details about his position. Source: Daily Sports 10/21/2014

Seibu Lions

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Lotte is planning to invite Teruyoshi Kuji to fall camp as a special instructor. Kuji was an infield/base coach with Hanshin up until last year. Source: Daily Sports 10/21/2014
  • The Marines posted footage taken from a camera that was strapped to Yoshifumi Okada's head while shagging fly balls at QVC Marine.

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani struck out twelve on Sunday and at twenty years and three months, became the second youngest pitcher to record double-digits strikeouts in a postseason game. Yu Darvish set the record with eleven strikeouts at twenty years and one month during the first game of the Second Stage of the 2006 Playoff. Source: Sanspo 10/20/2014, Sanspo 10/20/2014, Sponichi 10/20/2014 ... Otani became the eighth pitcher (tenth time) to strike out ten or more hitters during a Playoff/Climax Series game. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/20/2014 ... Otani was not available to play on Monday. Source: Daily Sports 10/20/2014
  • The Fighters are planning to keep all of their Ichi-gun coaches. Source: Sports Hochi 10/21/2014, Daily Sports 10/21/2014

[10/20/2014] Chiba Lotte Marines: Roster for exhibition series against Lamigo Monkeys

by on Oct.20, 2014 @ 5:52 pm, under NPB
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Pos Name JPN Name ENG
P 大嶺 祐太 Omine, Yuta
P 大谷 智久 Otani, Tomohisa
P 上野 大樹 Ueno, Hiroki
P 藤岡 貴裕 Fujioka, Takahiro
P 唐川 侑己 Karakawa, Yuki
P 松永 昂大 Matsunaga, Takahiro
P 木村 優太 Kimura, Yuta
P 香月 良仁 Katsuki, Ryoji
P 黒沢 翔太 Kurosawa, Shota
P 益田 直也 Masuda, Naoya
C 吉田 裕太 Yoshida, Yuta
C 田村 龍弘 Tamura, Tatsuhiro
C 江村 直也 Emura, Naoya
INF 高濱 卓也 Takahama, Takuya
INF 根元 俊一 Nemoto, Shunichi
INF 鈴木 大地 Suzuki, Daichi
INF 大松 尚逸 Omatsu, Shoitsu
INF 大嶺 翔太 Omine, Shota
INF 細谷 圭 Hosoya, Kei
INF 青松 敬鎔 Aomatsu, Keiyo
INF 早坂 圭介 Hayasaka, Keisuke
OF 清田 育宏 Kiyota, Ikuhiro
OF 伊志嶺 翔大 Ishimine, Shota
OF 角中 勝也 Kakunaka, Katsuya
OF 加藤 翔平 Kato, Shohei
OF 岡田 幸文 Okada, Yoshifumi

Source: official announcement

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[10/18/2014] Rumors: Daisuke Yamai (Chunichi), Wily Mo Pena (Orix), Kila Ka’aihue (Hiroshima)

by on Oct.19, 2014 @ 3:23 am, under NPB
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Hiroshima Carp

  • The media learned Kila Ka'aihue will not be returning to Hiroshima next year. There is a good chance Zach Phillips will be offered a contract. Bryan Bullington was offered a contract, but Kam Mickolio is still a question mark. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/18/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Daisuke Yamai is expected to inform the Dragons of his decision when the two sides get together for their second meeting. He does not appear interested in testing the free agent market. Source: Sponichi 10/18/2014 ... Yamai has not made a decision yet and could still exercise his FA option. He hopes to finalize his plans during his second meeting. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/18/2014 ... According to a Sanspo report, Yamai may have been offered a multi-year deal worth over 100 million yen. Source: Sanspo 10/18/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • The Marines have given Yoshihisa Naruse permission to skip fall practices and spend time away from the team to think about what he wants to do with his FA option. He could meet with team officials again early next week. Source: Sponichi 10/18/2014, Nikkan Sports 10/18/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Wily Mo Pena left Japan out of Osaka Airport on Saturday. Before leaving, he told reporters he was disappointed the Buffaloes finished in second and wanted to do more to help the team next year, if given the chance. He also said he was not looking for anything specific in his contract and would rather return to Orix next year if possible. Source: Sponichi 10/18/2014, Nikkan Sports 10/18/2014 ... Pena told reporters he still felt pain in his right pectoralis major and planned to have it examined on the Monday after he returned to the United States. Source: Daily Sports 10/18/2014 ... Pena is seeking a mult-year deal. Orix is thinking more along the lines of a one-year contract. Source: Sports Hochi 10/18/2014
  • The Buffaloes are interested in the KBO's Won-Kun Chang. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/18/2014

[10/18/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines

by on Oct.19, 2014 @ 3:16 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

Seibu Lions

  • Hotaka Yamakawa hurt the back of his right thigh while running the bases in a game against Orix on the 16th. He returned to Saitama on Friday and will be examined at a hospital. Source: Sponichi 10/18/2014, Daily Sports 10/18/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Players worked out with authorized CPBL baseballs on Saturday. They are scheduled to play three exhibition games against the Lamigo Monkeys later this month and into next. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/18/2014