...After practice on Thursday, Tatsunori Hara rounded up players and about 50 staff members (two buses full) for a meeting at yakiniku restaurant in Sendai.
...Yoshiyuki Kamei was added to the active roster today, as planned. According to Hara, Kamei will be in the starting line-up at center.
...Alex Ramirez did not take part in full squad workouts on Thursday so that could rest his right elbow -- he was hit by a pitch during Wednesday's game against the Nippon Ham Fighters.
...Tetsuya Matsumoto could be back on the active roster as early as the 23rd (vs the Orix Buffaloes at Tokyo Dome). On Thursday, Matsumoto spent the day taking indoor batting practice after his Ni-gun game was washed out due to the rain.
...Items produced / designed by Shun Tono and Hayato Sakamoto will be going on sale during their respective player's days (Tono Day on 5/26 and Sakamoto Day on 5/27).