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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

[10/28/2014] Rumors: Takahiro Mahara (Orix), Naoki Miyanishi (Nippon Ham

by on Oct.29, 2014 @ 1:24 am, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

Orix Buffaloes

  • Takahiro Mahara (32) could meet with team officials on Wednesday. He told reporters he was interested in testing the waters, but was more concerned about what was best for his family. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/28/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Naoki Miyanishi (29) has not decided what to do with his option, but did tell reporters on Monday that his chances for staying were better than fifty-fifty. Bottom line: he wants to feel needed and inspired. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/28/2014

[10/28/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Oct.29, 2014 @ 1:18 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • Hiromoto Okubo is planning to play a number of eight-on-eight intra-squad games during fall camp. He believes one less player forces everyone to focus and think more about what they need to do on the field. Veteran players will get opportunities to "draft" and manage their teams. Source: Sponichi 10/28/2014 ... Teams could play with two outfielders. Source: Daily Sports 10/28/2014
  • The Eagles announced that Sho Miyagawa (24) had surgery on his right elbow. Assuming no setbacks, he should be able to resume playing catch in January and begin tossing bullpen sessions in April. He could play in his first rehab game in May. He will return to Rakuten next season with an Ikusei contract. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/28/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Chun-Lin Kuo is slated to pitch in a batting practice scrimmage on Wednesday. Tomoya Mori will be one of the hitters he faces. Counts will start at 1-1. Source: Sports Hochi 10/28/2014
  • The Lions are planning to offer Shogo Akada a job as Ikusei coach. Source: Sponichi 10/28/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

[10/28/2014] Nippon Ham Fighters: Ni-gun coaching staff changes

by on Oct.28, 2014 @ 4:59 pm, under NPB
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The Nippon Ham Fighters announced a number of coaching staff changes on Tuesday.

Reassigned

  • Yukio Tanaka (46) - Ni-gun hitting coach to Ni-gun manager
  • Shunji Nishi (49) - Ni-gun manager to amateur scout

Will not be returning

  • Keisaburo Tanoue (43) - Ni-gun pitching coach
  • Koji Otsuka (47) - Ni-gung outfield/base coach

There are also reports that the Fighters are planning to offer Noriyuki Shiroishi (41) a job as a Ni-gun coach. Amateur scout Shinichi Kawana (44) will be reassigned to Ni-gun outfield/base coach.

Source: official announcement, official announcement, official announcement, Nikkan Sports 10/28/2014

[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] Rakuten Eagles, Orix Buffaloes, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Oct.28, 2014 @ 2:54 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • The Eagles announced that Taishi Nakagawa will be in Australia between October 29 and December 23 playing winter ball with the Perth Heat. Source: official announcement

Orix Buffaloes

  • Yoshio Itoi hurt his left knee on September 9. The knee is still not fully healed because he continued to play on it. He is planning to sit down with the coaches to discuss whether or not he should participate in the upcoming Suzuki All-Star Series. Source: Sponichi 10/27/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani threw thirty-two pitches to a standing catcher and eleven pitches to a squatting catcher in the bullpen on Monday. It was his first session of the off-season. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/27/2014
  • The Fighters announced that Shogo Akada is planning to retire. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/27/2014
  • Makoto Kaneko will hold lectures for young players that were drafted out of high school (up through their fifth year) during fall practices at the Ni-gun Kamagaya facilities in November. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/27/2014

[10/26/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on Oct.27, 2014 @ 2:53 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The Fighters are planning to assign Shohei Otani a trainer for when he participates in the Suzuki All-Star Series. He will begin practicing with an MLB baseball during fall camp in Okinawa. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/26/2014

[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

[10/24/2014] Nippon Ham Fighters: Fall camp roster

by on Oct.24, 2014 @ 8:36 pm, under NPB
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Fall camp will take place at Kunigami Stadium in Kunigami, Okinawa between October 29 and November 8. Players will have the day off on November 3.

Pos Name JPN Name ENG
P 大谷 翔平 Otani, Shohei
P 乾 真大 Inui, Masahiro
P 浦野 博司 Urano, Hiroshi
P 斎藤 佑樹 Saito, Yuki
P 鍵谷 陽平 Kagiya, Yohei
P 吉川 光夫 Yoshikawa, Mitsuo
P 高梨 裕稔 Takanashi, Hirotoshi
P 金平 将至 Kanehira, Masashi
P 白村 明弘 Hakumura, Akihiro
P 谷元 圭介 Tanimoto, Keisuke
P 屋宜 照悟 Yagi, Shogo
P 河野 秀数 Kawano, Hidekazu
C 大野 奨太 Ono, Shota
C 大嶋 匠 Oshima, Takumi
C 石川 亮 Ishikawa, Ryo
INF 中田 翔 Nakata, Sho
INF 中島 卓也 Nakashima, Takuya
INF 松本 剛 Matsumoto, Go
INF 渡邉 諒 Watanabe, Ryo
INF 西川 遥輝 Nishikawa, Haruki
INF 岡 大海 Oka, Hiromi
INF 杉谷 拳士 Sugiya, Kenshi
OF 石川 慎吾 Ishikawa, Shingo
OF 谷口 雄也 Taniguchi, Yuya
OF 岸里 亮佑 Kishisato, Ryosuke

Source: official announcement

[10/24/2014] Suzuki Japan: Softbank-Nippon Ham Mixed Team Roster

by on Oct.24, 2014 @ 4:55 pm, under International, NPB, Samurai Japan
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The top level Samurai Japan team is scheduled to play one game against a Softbank-Nippon Ham mixed team. The game is scheduled to take place at YafuOku Dome on November 10. The Softbank-Nippon Ham mixed team was unveiled earlier today.

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Softbank-Nippon Ham Mixed Team

Hideki Kuriyama is scheduled to manage the team

Pos Name JPN Name ENG Team
P 谷元 圭介 Tanimoto, Keisuke Nippon Ham Fighters
P 斎藤 佑樹 Saito, Yuki Nippon Ham Fighters
P 東浜 巨 Higashihama, Nao Softbank Hawks
P 鍵谷 陽平 Kagiya, Yohei Nippon Ham Fighters
P 飯田 優也 Iida, Yuya Softbank Hawks
P 白村 明弘 Hakumura, Akihiro Nippon Ham Fighters
P 武田 翔太 Takeda, Shota Softbank Hawks
C 高谷 裕亮 Takaya, Hiroaki Softbank Hawks
C 山下 斐紹 Yamashita, Ayatsugu Softbank Hawks
C 石川 亮 Ishikawa, Ryo Nippon Ham Fighters
INF 明石 健志 Akashi, Kenji Softbank Hawks
INF 中島 卓也 Nakashima, Takuya Nippon Ham Fighters
INF 岡 大海 Oka, Hiromi Nippon Ham Fighters
INF 西川 遥輝 Nishikawa, Haruki Nippon Ham Fighters
INF 渡邉 諒 Watanabe, Ryo Nippon Ham Fighters
OF 吉村 裕基 Yoshimura, Yuki Softbank Hawks
OF 江川 智晃 Egawa, Tomoaki Softbank Hawks
OF 谷口 雄也 Taniguchi, Yuya Nippon Ham Fighters

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Source: official announcement, Nikkan Sports 10/24/2014