...Jeff Williams was removed from the active roster due to pain in his left shoulder. This will be the second time he's been removed from the active roster due to problems with his left shoulder -- he was removed from the active roster in June with inflammation in his left shoulder.
...Yuya Nohara's Ikusei status was upgraded on Sunday and he is now on the regular roster. He was assigned the number 94.
Nohara is the first Japanese player on the Tigers to make his way on to the roster after joining the team as an Ikusei player. He arrived from the Baseball Challenge league earlier this season.
Nippon Ham Fighters
...Yu Darvish has a blog post about his accident during the first game of the All-Star Series.
A bruise in the middle of the deltoid muscle on the right shoulder
That's the diagnosis
It could have been a lot more serious,
but it turned out to be a minor injury.
I should be ok for the second half, so please don't worry about me p(^-^)q
He must be ok because he's been penciled in for a start on the 31st.
...Wirfin Obispo will likely start the first game of the second half when the Giants play host to the Chunichi Dragons for a three game set that starts othe 28th at Tokyo Dome.
Incidentally, I made a post about this earlier but accidentally mentioned the wrong players (I have since fixed that post). Instead of mentioning Dicky Gonzalez, I mentioned Alex Ramirez. Ramirez, of course, doesn't count toward the foreign player limit because he gained his FA eligibility last year. So the trio of Gonzalez, Kroon, and Greisinger will make it tough to keep Obispo up at Ichi-gun without some clever juggling.
...Seung-Yeop Lee will be joining the Ichi-gun squad for practice starting on Monday. Depending on how that goes, he may get a call back to re-join the Ichi-gun roster.
If the season were to end right now, it would be:
Orix , Yokohama, Lotte, Hanshin, Rakuten, Hiroshima, Seibu, Yakult, Softbank, Chunichi, Nippon Ham, Yomiuri