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[10/11/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Chiba Lotte Marines

by on Oct.12, 2014 @ 5:32 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • The Eagles will hold fall camp at Muscat Stadium in Kurashiki, Okayama between November 2 and 19. Fall practices will take place at kobo Stadium between October 14 and 31. Source: official announcement, official announcement
  • Team president Yozo Tachibana told reporters on Friday that they were talking to a number of managerial candidates and that things would probably move fairly quickly once everything was decided. He is planning to talk to owner Hiroshi Mikitani some time during the weekend. Source: Daily Sports 10/10/2014, Sponichi 10/10/2014 ... Senichi Hoshino could be named an "interim" manager if a new manager is not in place by the start of fall practices. Source: Daily Sports 10/11/2014 ... Mikitani returned from an overseas business trip on the 10th. Hiromoto Okubo could be named the next manager within the next few days. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/11/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Fall practices at QVC Marine began on Saturday. They will end on the 29th. Fall camp is scheduled to take place between November 4 and 21. Source: official announcement, Sports Hochi 10/11/2014
  • Tadahito Iguchi decided not to have off-season surgery on his right middle finger after he learned the procedure he wanted was riskier than he originally thought. He also learned it would not be to late to have the surgery after trying physical therapy first. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/11/2014

[10/9/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Oct.10, 2014 @ 5:47 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • Brian Falkenborg left Sendai out of Sendai Airport on Thursday. His status with the team for 2015 is still undecided. Source: Sanspo 10/9/2014
  • Senichi Hoshino declined the doage during his retirement ceremony because he was not interested in getting one so cheap. Source: Sanspo 10/9/2014

Seibu Lions

  • The Lions are planning to add Masahiro Abe to their coaching staff. Pitching coach Eiji Kiyokawa and hitting coach Hiroyuki Takagi will likely be reassigned to Ni-gun. Source: Sponichi 10/9/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Lotte plans to leave Tomoya Satozaki's twenty-two open until someone proves they deserve it. Source: Daily Sports 10/9/2014
  • Eiji Ochiai will most likely join the staff as an Ichi-gun pitching coach. Ni-gun pitching coach Masahide Kobayashi could be promoted to Ichi-gun coach in charge of the bullpen. Source: Sponichi 10/9/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • If Brandon Dickson gets the Game 2 start for the First Stage of the Climax Series and Orix advances to the next round, he could start Game 3 of the Final Stage of the Climax Series. Source: Daily Sports 10/9/2014
  • Probable starting rotation for the First Stage of the Climax Series: Chihiro Kaneko, Dickson, and Yuki Nishi. Source: Sports Hochi 10/9/2014, Nikkan Sports 10/9/2014
  • The Buffaloes held a press conference for Masafumi Hirai on Thursday. Hirai formally announced his retirement. Source: official announcement ... Orix is planning to make Hirai a Ni-gun pitching coach next year. Source: Sports Hochi 10/9/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani went 1-for-3 during an intra-squad game at Sapporo Dome on Wednesday: G4, 2B one RBI, F7. Source: Sports Hochi 10/9/2014 ... Otani will be used as a pitcher during the First Stage of the Climax Series. If the team makes the Final Stage, he will be used as a designated hitter. If he is feeling good, right field is also a possibility. Source: Sponichi 10/9/2014, Nikkan Sports 10/9/2014

[10/8/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Chiba Lotte Marines, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Oct.09, 2014 @ 4:56 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Fan appreciation day will take place at QVC Marine on November 22. Additional details will be released at the official team website as they become available. Source: Daily Soprts 10/8/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Dae-Ho Lee played in a Phoenix League game against Rakuten on Wednesday. He was the starting designated hitter and batted fourth. He left after one trip to the plate because of tightness in his neck. The condition does not appear to be serious. Source: Sponichi 10/8/2014

Orix Buffaloes

Nippon Ham Fighters

[10/7/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines

by on Oct.08, 2014 @ 11:21 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • Yozo Tachibana told reporters on Tuesday that deciding on a manager was a top priority and that they were still in the middle of deliberations. Source: Sponichi 10/7/2014
  • Hitting coach Tomio Tashiro is a candidate for head coach and Ni-gun manager. Battery coach Takashi Miwa could be offered a job in the front office. Source: Sponichi 10/8/2014
  • The Eagles have set up a special site honoring Senichi Hoshino. ... Hoshino finished his managerial career 1,181-1,043-53 in 2,277 games.
  • Tony Blanco (33) is on the radar. Source: Daily Sports 10/8/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Ernesto Mejia will be returning to Venezuela on the 8th. Source: Sponichi 10/8/2014
  • Lions Thanks Festa 2014 will take place on November 23. Admission will be free. Additional details will be released at the official Lions' site as they become available. Source: official announcement
  • The Lions are planning to bring back the "Lions" lettering on the front of their home jerseys next year. They also plan to use "Saitama" on the front of their road jerseys. Source: Sponichi 10/8/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Ichi-gun pitching coach Hidetaka Kawagoe will be working with pitchers during the Phoenix League. Depending on personnel changes, he could be re-assigned to Ni-gun pitching coach next year. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/7/2014

[10/7/2014] Chiba Lotte Marines to play three against CPBL’s Lamigo Monkeys

by on Oct.08, 2014 @ 7:58 am, under NPB
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The Chiba Lotte Marines will play three exhibition games against the CPBL's Lamigo Monkeys. All three games will take place at Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium between October 31 and November 2. Additional details can be found at the web site.

Date Time Venue
October 31, Friday 18:35 Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium
November 1, Saturday 17:05 Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium
November 2, Sunday 17:05 Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium

Times listed are local. Lotte's roster will be posted at a later date. There may be changes to the schedule.

Source: official announcement

[10/6/2014] Rakuten, Seibu, Lotte, Softbank, Orix, Nippon Ham

by on Oct.07, 2014 @ 4:28 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • The Eagles had to reschedule Monday's game against the Orix Buffaloes at kobo Stadium because their flight from Sapporo was canceled due to Typhoon #18. Source: Sponichi 10/6/2014
  • Travel plans for Phoenix League players was pushed back a day to Monday because of Typhoon #18. Source: Sanspo 10/6/2014

Seibu Lions

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Tatsuya Uchi (29) will have reconstructive surgery on his right elbow and right ankle before the end of the month. It will take about three months for a full recovery. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/6/2014 ... Uchi has had surgery on his right ankle in 2010, 2012, and 2013; and on his right elbow in 2011. Source: Sports Hochi 10/6/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • The Hawks are planning to make Kenji Otonari their Game 1 starter for the Climax Series. Source: Sponichi 10/6/2014 ... Possible starting rotation for the Climax Series: Otonari, Shota Takeda, Tadashi Settsu, Kenichi Nakata, Jason Standridge, and Yuya Iida. Daily Sports 10/6/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Bs Fan-Festa 2014 will take place on November 24 at Kyocera Dome. Admission will be free. Additional details will be released as they become available. Source: official announcement
  • Yoshio Itoi will most likely miss the last game of the regular season on the 7th. The team wants to give Itoi rest because of his knee problems. Source: Sponichi 10/6/2014 ... Itoi was reportedly examined at a hospital on Monday. Source: Daily Sports 10/6/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani is currently slated to start Game 1 of the First Stage of the Climax Series. Source: Sponichi 10/5/2014
  • Travel plans for Phoenix League players was pushed back a day to Monday because of Typhoon #18. Source: Sponichi 10/5/2014, Sanspo 10/6/2014
  • Atsunori Inaba was tossed into the air ten times by teammates during his retirement ceremony after Sunday's game against Rakuten. Source: Sponichi 10/5/2014

[10/5/2014] Chiba Lotte Marines Phoenix League Roster

by on Oct.05, 2014 @ 11:47 pm, under NPB
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Pos Uni Name JPN Name ENG
P 11 大嶺 祐太 Omine, Yuta
P 13 中後 悠平 Nakaushiro, Yuhei
P 18 藤岡 貴裕 Fujioka, Takahiro
P 19 唐川 侑己 Karakawa, Yuki
P 28 松永 昂大 Matsunaga, Takahiro
P 33 南 昌輝 Minami, Masaki
P 34 木村 優太 Kimura, Yuta
P 36 川満 寛弥 Kawamitsu, Hiroya
P 40 吉原 正平 Yoshihara, Shohei
P 41 小林 敦 Kobayashi, Atsushi
P 43 黒沢 翔太 Kurosawa, Shota
P 51 植松 優友 Uematsu, Masatomo
P 60 阿部 和成 Abe, Kazunari
P 64 二木 康太 Futaki, Kota
P 67 金森 敬之 Kanamori, Takayuki
C 24 吉田 裕太 Yoshida, Yuta
C 45 田村 龍弘 Tamura, Tatsuhiro
C 53 江村 直也 Emura, Naoya
C 57 小池 翔大 Koike, Shota
C 122 肘井 竜蔵 Hijii, Ryuzo
INF 00 高濱 卓也 Takahama, Takuya
INF 44 井上 晴哉 Inoue, Seiya
INF 50 大嶺 翔太 Omine, Shota
INF 59 細谷 圭 Hosoya, Kei
INF 63 青松 敬鎔 Aomatsu, Keiyo
INF 68 早坂 圭介 Hayasaka, Keisuke
OF 1 清田 育宏 Kiyota, Ikuhiro
OF 5 伊志嶺 翔大 Ishimine, Shota
OF 65 加藤 翔平 Kato, Shohei

* Subject to change without notice.

Source: official announcement

Chiba Lotte Marines Senryokugai – October 5, 2014

by on Oct.05, 2014 @ 10:38 pm, under NPB
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The Chiba Lotte Marines have announced that they will not offer new contracts to the following players:

  • Ogino, Tadahiro P (32)
  • Fujiya, Shuhei P (27)
  • Heiuchi, Hisao INF (33)
  • Sato, Takahiko OF (36)
  • Kobe, Takumi OF (29)
  • Sumi, Kota INF (23)
  • Kishi, Keisuke P-Ikusei (27)

Ogino, Fujiya, Kobe, Sumi, and Kishi all wish to play next year. Sato and Heiuchi are undecided.

The following coaches will not be returning next season:

  • Ni-gun pitching coach Akio Saito (59)
  • Ichi-gun battery coach Takeshi Nakamura (47)
  • Ichi-gun pitching coach Kenjiro Kawasaki (43)

Source: official announcement, official announcement, Sponichi 10/5/2014

2014 Farm Championships: Chiba Lotte Marines 6 – Softbank Hawks 4 (October 4, 2014)

by on Oct.04, 2014 @ 6:20 pm, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Chiba Lotte Marines vs Softbank Hawks @ Kirishima Sun Marine Stadium Miyazaki - 13:00
Starters: Kurosawa, Shota (LOT) - Higashihama, Nao (SOF)

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Lotte 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 1 6 10 1
Softbank 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 8 3

Attendance: 5785 | Time: 3h8m

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[10/4/2014] Rumors: Chunichi, Yokohama, Seibu, Lotte, Softbank, Orix

by on Oct.04, 2014 @ 10:30 am, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

  • The media learned the Dragons are looking into Ginjiro Sumitami (27). They see him as the possible replacement for Motonobu Tanishige. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/3/2014
  • They will also be looking into other players like Chihiro Kaneko (30) and Hiroyuki Nakajima (32). Source: Daily Sports 10/4/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars may have offered Guillermo Moscoso (30) a two-year deal worth 160 million yen as season. He made eighty-five million yen this year. Source: Sports Hochi 10/2/2014
  • Daisuke Matsuzaka and Chihiro Kaneko may be among the possible free agents the Bay Stars will be checking. Source: Sanspo 10/3/2014

Seibu Lions

  • The Lions are reportedly close to finalizing a deal with Ernesto Mejia for the 2015 season. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/4/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • The Marines are planning to meet Yoshihisa Naruse within the next few days to talk about next season. Naruse earned his domestic FA option earlier this year. Source: Daily Sports 10/2/2014
  • Lotte is into Chunichi senryokugai Kohei Oda as a possible candidate to help fill an opening at catcher. They will also most likely check on other options like Ginjiro Sumitani and Toru Hosokawa. Source: Sports Hochi 10/2/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Chihiro Kaneko (30) and Ernesto Mejia (28) are on Softbank's radar, as are Munenori Kawasaki and Hiroyuki Nakajima. Source: Sports Hochi 10/3/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • The Buffaloes are planning to offer Wily Mo Pena (32) a contract for the 2015 season. Brandon Dickson (29), Esteban German (36), and Alessandro Maestri (29) will most likely return next year. They are undecided on Joey Butler (28) and Dan Runzler (29). Source: Nikkan Sports 10/3/2014