Nikkan Sports: Tyrone Woods isn't sure that he'll return to Japan next season and could also be mulling retirement. It appears as though a lot will depend on the dollar figures.
Nikkan Sports: Craig Brazell has returned to the States and may be leaving the Lions. After getting hit in the head with a baseball against the Rakuten Eagles, Brazell has yet to return to the field. While he appears to be fine physically, Brazell is still suffering from dizzy spells and will continue his rehab in the US.
Sports Hochi: The Swallows nabbed Rafael Miranda Fernandez with their supplementary (Ikusei) draft pick. He's a Brazilian exchange student that can throw 150km/h.
Sports Hochi: Katsuya Nomura is releasing a CD filled with his "isms." He's become something of a present-day Yogi Berra.
Sports Hochi: Bobby Valentine is trying to convince Hisayoshi Chono to join the Chiba Lotte Marines. Chono appeared down that the Giants skipped over him again this season and said that he wasn't sure about whether or not he would join the Marines.