Chiba Lotte Marines
...The Marines appear to be interested in in former Orix Buffaloe Hidetaka Kawagoe (P). He will likely join the team for practice so that the Marines can get a good look at him.
Nippon Ham Fighters
...Hichori Morimoto announced that he will not exercise his FA option. He has instead sign a contract worth 80M yen (down 30M yen).
...The Giants will likely use three pitchers for their game against KIA at the Japan - Korea Championships: Dicky Gonzalez, Tetsuya Utsumi, and Wirfin Obispo.