6/5/2010 12:25am JST
...Dicky Gonzalez was taken off the active roster on Friday and will be returning home to Puerto Rico in order to be with his son (seems he suffered some sort of an injury to his head). Gonzalez will be leaving as soon as he secures a ticket and will likely be gone for about 5-6 days.
...Michihiro Ogasawara hit a home run against his former ball club last night and has now hit a home run against 13 different teams (12 of the current NPB and Kintestsu).
6/4/2010 12:54pm JST
...Shugo Fujii will likely make today's start against the Nippon Ham Fighters.
...Hayato Sakamoto worked with Hisayoshi Chono yesterday. Seems Tatsunori Hara wanted Sakamoto to give Chono a couple of pointers on hitting (specifically, how to use the lower body).
Hara also watched over Yoshiyuki Kamei's extra session of BP after practice.
...Seems Chih-Lung Huang could be added to the Ichi-gun roster as early as today.
...Dicky Gonzalez is scheduled to return to Puerto Rico. Nikkan Sports mentions something about Gonzalez leaving to visit his family, but no other sites really seem to go into much detail as to why he's returning to Puerto Rico.
...Yoshinobu Takahashi is listed on the All-Star ballot at first base. Takahashi has been to the All-Star game 8 times in his career as an outfielder.