...The Tigers re-signed:
Mitsunobu Takahashi - 25M yen (down 3M yen) sanspo
Katsuhiko Saka - 7M yen (down 1M yen) sanspo
Keiichi Hirano - 80M yen (up 11M yen) sanspo
Kodai Sakurai - 35M yen (up 15M yen) sanspo
...Akinobu Mayumi still isn't quite sure how he'll be using (whether it be as a starter or reliever) Tomoyuki Kubota next season.
...The Tigers held a tryout for Hisanori Nishitani on Wednesday. The team could make a decision on what to do with Nishitani as early as today.
Nippon Ham Fighters
...Masato Yoshii wants to make Yu Darvish a temporary coach between 12/1/2009 and 1/31/2010.
According to NPB rules, coaches and managers aren't allowed to supervise their players between December and January.
...Yoshinori is thinking about practicing the piano as a means to help control his blister problems.
Unless he plans on playing for long hours over many days, weeks, and perhaps months, I'm not quite sure if playing the piano is going to make the skin on his fingers any tougher.