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Yomiuri Giants: May 18, 2010

by on May.18, 2010 @ 11:33 am, under NPB

...Yoshiyuki Kamei could be ready to return to the active roster as early as the 21st (vs the Rakuten Eagles at Kleenex Stadium).  In three Ni-gun games, Kamei has gone 5-for-11.  Tetsuya Matsumoto is also on track to play in his first Ni-gun game, after his injury, on the 18th (vs Shonan at Giants Stadium).

...Hayato Sakamoto's first publication, magazine format entitled Sakamoto Hayato G-Hero (坂本勇人 G-HERO), will hit book stands on the 24th.  The publication will cover things from his thoughts on baseball to his private life.

...Sakamoto and Hisayoshi Chono attended an event at a hotel in Sapporo on Monday.  About 600 fans, mostly little kids, attended.

...A tumbler designed by Daisuke Ochi and Tetsuya Yamaguchi will go on sale on 6/7 (vs Rakuten Eagles at Tokyo Dome).