...Yoshinori Sato could be on his way back to the active roster at some point soon. During his Ni-gun start against Rakuten, Yoshinori gave up just 1 run over 7 innings of work while giving up 6 hits and striking out 11.
...Takao Ise told reporters that it's too late in the season to try and break down Jamie D'Antona's batting stance so he'll likely focus on other things, like the strike zone -- D'Antona currently leads the league (along with Tony Blanco) with 60 strikeouts.
...It seems the Swallows were actually interested in Kazuo Matsui, but were a bit slow in getting things together. But that probably wouldn't have mattered since I'm guessing Matsui still wants to play in the Majors.
...Daisuke Araki appears to be on track to be the manager of the team next season.