...Since the Lions Ni-gun game on the 16th (vs the Chiba Lotte Marines) was canceled, Yusei Kikuchi's next start will likely be moved from the 18th to the 21st (vs Futures). Kikuchi threw 62 pitches in a bullpen session on Friday.
...Takeya Nakamura seems to have turned the corner. He is now 5-for-15 with 5 extra base hits (3 HRs and 2 doubles) and 5 RBI over his last 4 games.
...Hiroyuki Nakajima was taken off the active roster with an injury for the first time since 2004 when he suffered a fracture in his left hand.