=== 4/9/2010 1:52am JST
...The Tigers demoted Keisuke Kano on Thursday after deciding that they'll try to make do with two catchers (Kenji Jojima and Akihiro Yano). They also needed a roster spot for Tatsuya Kojima.
...Akihiro Yano recorded his first hit of the season in a game against the Yomiuri Giants on Wednesday. With Jojima getting most of the playing time, Yano needs to impress in the few chances he does get.
...With Daisuke Ochi on the mound and runners on first and second and 1 out in the 9th inning on Wednesday night, Jojima apparently got the green light to swing away. End result, a ground out to short.
=== 11:42pm JST
...The Tigers announced the start of the Hanshin Tigers Dream Challenge. There will be a total four different challenges for fans to take part in: Dance Challenge (between 4/9 - 9/19, 56 games, at Koshien Stadium, 5 participants), Ultra Quiz Challenge (4/9 - 9/10, 34 games, at Koshien Stadium, up to 50 participants), Radar Gun Challenge (4/9 - 9/19, 56 games, at Koshien Stadium, 1 person - 2 pitches), and Base-running Challenge (6 days, at Kyocera Dome, 10 elementary school kids).