Chiba Lotte Marines
...The Marines re-signed:
Shingo Ono - 150M yen (up 17M yen) sponichi
Kazuya Fukuura - 90M yen (down 30M yen) sponichi
Tatsuya Uchi - 15M yen (up 7.3M yen) sportsnavi
...Akihiro Yano will be changing his name in the registry from 矢野輝弘 to 矢野燿大. The reading remains unchanged.
Nippon Ham Fighters
...The Fighters re-signed:
Hisashi Takeda - 190M yen (up 75M yen) sponichi
Shintaro Ejiri - 36M yen (up 12M yen) sanspo
Yoshinori Tateyama - 72M yen (down 3M yen) sanspo
...The Buffaloes re-signed:
Keiji Ohbiki - 45M yen (up 14M yen) sanspo
Koji Yamasaki - 27M yen (up 15M yen) sanspo
...The Hawks re-signed:
Nobuhiro Matsuda - 36M yen (down 9M yen) sponichi
Tomoaki Egawa - 8.5M yen (no change) He was also assigned a new number (8 > 43). sponichi
...The Swallows re-signed Yasuhiro Ichiba at 19.5M yen (down 3.5M yen).
...The Giants re-signed:
Daisuke Ochi - 85M yen (up 55M yen) sponichi
Kiyoshi Toyoda - 175M yen (down 35M yen) sponichi
Yuya Kubo - 27M yen (down 3M yen) sponichi
Satoshi Fukuda - 14M yen (up 1M yen) sponichi
...Masaichi Kaneda officially resigned as chairman and representative director of the Meikyukai (The Golden Players Club) during a special stockholder's meeting on Thursday. Sadaharu Oh, currently the vice president of the Meikyukai, seems most likely to become the next chairman. Oh, Isao Shibata, and Shigeo Nagashima are all possible candidates for the representative director position.
...There was a party for Tsutomu Wakamatsu on Thursday celebrating his induction into the Hall of Fame this year.