Sponichi: Yokohama Bay Stars are showing interest in Tom Mastny and a pushing to sign him.
Sponichi: Still no love for Ken Takahashi. His US-based agent says, "Rushing will do no one any good. What I'm looking for is a team that can appreciate his skill set. I want to find him a good match."
Sponichi: The Rakuten Eagles are set to enter into a business agreement with the Oakland Athletics. From the sounds of things, it seems like the agreement has to do with player development.
Sponichi: The Orix Buffaloes are looking into Ryan Vogelsong.
Sponichi: Junichi Tazawa was selected to the 2008 Pro-Am Best Nine.