...The Tigers officially introduced Keisuke Mizuta, their newest member, in a press conference on Monday. He will be wearing the number 15.
...Tomoyuki Kokubo should be back with the parent club on Tuesday (7/14).
For those late to the game, Tanaka was caught by paparazzi entering Mori's home at night and leaving the following morning (which also happened to land on the same day he started a game against the Softbank Hawks).
...The Swallows announced on Monday that the Guinness World Records officially confirmed / authorized the 11 consecutive hits the Swallows recorded on June 14th against the Orix Buffaloes.
...Seung-Yeop Lee was taken off the active roster on Monday due to his recent struggles (0 hits in his last 24 plate appearances).
...Eri Yoshida and the Kobe 9 Cruise ended up in second place for the first half of the season in the Kansai Independent League. The second half begins on the 18th.
The First Half Standings:Code:Team GM W L T WPCT GB RS RA Osaka Gold Villicanes 36 19 15 2 .559 -- 146 122 Kobe 9 Cruise 36 16 14 6 .533 1.0 150 145 Kishu Rangers 36 17 17 2 .500 0.5 139 139 Akashi Red Soldiers 36 14 20 2 .412 2.0 105 134