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[10/14/2014] Rumors: Yoshihisa Naruse (Lotte), Hitoshi Tamura (Yokohama)

by on Oct.15, 2014 @ 3:02 am, under NPB
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Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Hitoshi Tamura re-earned his FA option in August. He already spoke to the Bay Stars earlier this month and told them he was not planning to exercise the option. Tatsuhiko Kinjo also re-earned his option and will likely stay put. Masanori Hayashi is considering his options. Source: Sports Hochi 10/14/2014, Sponichi 10/14/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

Softbank Hawks

  • The Hawks could offer former Rakuten coaches Yoshinori Sato and Yasutomo Suzuki jobs on their coaching staff. Source: Daily Sports 10/14/2014
  • Atsuya Furuta and Kimiyasu Kudo could be among managerial candidates under consideration. Source: Sponichi 10/14/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Chihiro Kaneko and Yoshihisa Hirano refrained from making any sort of real comment on their FA options after Tuesday's loss. Takahiro Mahara and Tomotaka Sakaguchi also have options and have yet to make decisions on what to do with them. The Buffaloes are plannning to ask all four to return next year. Source: Sponichi 10/14/2014

[10/13/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Chiba Lotte Marines

by on Oct.14, 2014 @ 12:59 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

Seibu Lions

  • Norio Tanabe is thinking about bringing early morning and evening practices back to fall camp this year. Source: Daily Sports 10/13/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Players ran three 2.7 kilometer stretches along a Makuhari beach during workouts on Monday. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/13/2014

[10/12/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Chiba Lotte Marines

by on Oct.13, 2014 @ 5:30 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • Yudai Mori started a Phoenix League game against Softbank on Saturday and gave up six runs on ten hits over six innings of work. Source: Sports Hochi 10/12/2014
  • Former manager Senichi Hoshino made an appearance on NHK's Sunday Sports and did not completely rule out the possibility of managing again some time in the future. Source: Sponichi 10/12/2014
  • The Eagles are expected to name Hiromoto Okubo their new Ichi-gun manager. A handful of Ni-gun coaches will likely be promoted to Ichi-gun, like chief pitching coach Tsutomu Sakai, pitching Hiroshi Takamura, battery coach Tomoyoshi Oishi, and infield/base coach Yoshinori Okihara. Ichi-gun hitting coaches Tomio Tashiro and Yosuke Hiraishi could stay put. Ichi-gun chief coach Toru Nimura could be re-assigned to Ni-gun manager. Source: Sponichi 10/12/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Tsutomu Ito is planning to assign fewer players to fall camp at Kamogawa this year (about thirty). Those that do not get the call will attend practices at the Ni-gun facilities and will also most likely be assigned to Ni-gun spring camp next year. Source: Sponichi 10/12/2014
  • The Marines posted three behind-the-scenes videos from Tomoya Satozaki's retirement game: one, two, three. And for those that missed it, Steve from welovemarines.com posted a couple of videos from Satozaki's retirement game a couple weeks ago: one, two.

[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