6/5/2010 1:15am JST
A little more on the personnel changes: Naoyuki Kazaoka gets taken off the staff list; Kazuo Hayakawa becomes the new infield / base-running coach; and Hiroyuki Watanabe becomes a scorer (advanced scout). From the sounds of it, Kazaoka was not reassigned to a new coaching job.
6/4/2010 12:56pm JST
...The Dragons have made a personnel change: Ni-gun infield / base-running coach Hiroyuki Watanabe and Ni-gun fielder's coach Kazuo Hayakawa will swap places with Ichi-gun infield / base-running coach Naoyuki Kazaoka. The Dragons are hoping to give Tony Blanco (and the other infielders) more coaching support at first.
...Seems the reason why Kazuki Yoshimi was taken off the active roster yesterday was due to pain in his back. Yoshimi apparently injured himself during his start against the Nippon Ham Fighters on 5/27. It doesn't appear to be a serious injury though, as the team expects him back in 10 days.
...Masahiro Yamamoto's final line from his outing yesterday against Ni-gun Softbank: 2 IP, 24 NP, 6 BF, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 HBP, 1 SO, 0 R, 0 ER.