The Eastern League committee and managers held a joint meeting on Wednesday and decided on setting up an team of Ikusei players that will compete in the Industrial League this year.
The team will take on the name of Sirius, the name the Giants and Marines used up until last year for their team of Ikusei players, and will be made up of 35 Ikusei players from the Swallows, Eagles, Bay Stars, Giants, and Marines.
The EL also announced that the 2010 season will be 108 games long and will begin on 3/20. The DH rule will also be in effect for every game. They also said that the Futures team will play 5-6 fewer games this season
UPDATED 1/14/2010 2:02pm JST