...Yoshitomo Tsutsugo was held out of the Ni-gun starting line-up on Thursday (vs Nippon Ham) after spraining his left ankle during Wednesday's Ni-gun game (vs Nippon Ham). An examination at an area hospital revealed no damage to the bones.
Incidentally, here are his Ni-gun numbers, through April 15.
...Tomokazu Oka topped out at 140km/h during his Ni-gun start on Thursday. It was also his first start in Japan since 10/3/1998.
...The Bay Stars will be dispatching Yoshikazu Takagi (assistant to the chief of the scouting department) to be the Tianjin Lions' manager. Masayuki Miura (assistant to the chief of the scouting department) will also be joining Takagi on the Lions; he will be a developmental coach. Both will be leaving Japan on the 18th.