[8/23/2016] Nippon Ham Fighters considering how to use Shohei Otani

The Nippon Ham Fighters are not in a huge rush to bring Shohei Otani back as a pitcher because of his bat. Hideki Kuriyama is considering a number of options, including using Otani as a reliever in games he starts as a designated hitter. Returning to the starting rotation is also an option, but most likely not until next week (and it would also mean limiting his time as a hitter).

Source: Sports Hochi 8/23/2016, Sponichi 8/23/2016, Sanspo 8/23/2016, Nikkan Sports 8/23/2016, Nikkan Sports 8/23/2016Daily Sports 8/23/2016

Leave a Reply

NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 89 56 31 2
Hanshin 85 46 39 0
Yokohama 88 45 40 3
Yomiuri 88 41 46 1
Chunichi 90 39 48 3
Yakult 88 29 57 2
G W L T
Rakuten 81 55 25 1
Softbank 89 58 31 0
Seibu 85 46 37 2
Orix 85 38 46 1
Nippon Ham 88 32 56 0
Lotte 86 28 57 1
Don't forget to check these out!