Chiba Lotte Marines
...Hiroyuki Kobayashi was taken off the active roster on Wednesday after he was diagnosed with the influenza A virus.
Saburo, who also wasn't feeling well yesterday, was re-tested today and his tests came back negative.
...Katsuhiro Nakamura was recently asked about Daijiro Oishi situation and he replied, "There's nothing I can really say. There are still games left on the schedule. I don't have the authority to say anything more. Regardless, I haven't received any instructions or orders from the owner. Whether he continues or whatever, I'm sure we'll take the proper steps in getting there. This is really a discussion for a future date."
...Takeya Nakamura started in a Ni-gun rehab game on Wednesday; he was the starting DH and batted fourth. Nakamura went 0-for-2: foul out to first and a strike out.
...Ryuma Kidokoro was taken off the active roster due to the flu on Wednesday. No word as to whether or not it is of the type A strain or not.
...Eri Yoshida was at yesterday's Hanshin Tigers - Chunichi Dragons game at Koshien Stadium. It was her first time watching a pro game at Koshien. She left after 5 innings.