...Hitoki Iwase hasn't made an appearance since 9/19. Iwase apparently hasn't been feeling well.
...Akihiro Yano was taken off the active roster on Sunday with a sprained right ankle. It also now appears as though he won't be ready for the first round of the Climax Series, assuming of course the team makes it.
...Scott Atchison appeared in his 73rd game of the season and is 2 away from tying his own record for most appearances in a season by a foreigner (75).
Nippon Ham Fighters
...Yu Darvish has starting throwing the ball around harder lately, but still isn't ready to appear in any games. Dravish will likely hold a bullpen session on the 5th and make an appearance in a game during the Phoenix League in preparation for the Climax Series.