...Kevin Mench was in the Ni-gun starting line-up yesterday as the DH in the number 5 slot and went 1-for-4. Mench is now 2-for-7 in two games at Ni-gun.
...Tomoyuki Kubota tossed (or will toss) his first BP session today. The plan is for him to toss a few more BPs over the next couple of weeks and then to pitch in live games by the end of the month.
...Akinobu Mayumi on Kyuji Fujikawa's elbow pain:
It isn't like it started bother him all of a sudden. He had the pain from before. I don't think it'll take him that long to get better. I mean, he can throw now without any major issues.