=== 4/17/2010 2:02am JST
...Hiroyuki Nakajima's right flank wasn't giving him too much trouble with throwing, but was causing him pain when swinging the bat. And since it seemed as though he wouldn't be ready in time for their 3-game series against the Softbank Hawks that begins on the 20th, the coaches decided to take him off the active roster to give him 10 full days of rest.
=== 5:42pm JST
...The Lions removed Hiroyuki Nakajima from the active roster because they wanted to give him a full 10 days of rest.
=== 11:46am JST
...It appears Yusei Kikuchi's next Ni-gun start could come on the 18th against Lotte. If there's rain out on the 16th, hits start will likely be moved.