...Minoru Iwata tossed his first situational BP session on Thursday. He is in the midst of preparing for a Ni-gun start on May 5th.
...Toru Hosokawa was diagnosed with light inflammation in his right elbow. He was taken off the active roster on the 29th.
...Jun Hagiwara and Masakazu Fukukawa were removed from the active roster on the 30th. Hagiwara was removed due to discomfort in his right thigh (hamstring) area and Fukukawa due to pain in his back.
Tatsuyoshi Masubuchi suffered a fractured lower jaw when he took a foul ball of his chin during practice at Ni-gun. He will be undergoing the knife on May 1st.
...Tatsunori Hara recorded his 400th managerial victory when the Giants beat the Carp, 7-4 on Thursday night.