...Yusei Kikuchi tossed 41 pitches in a bullpen session at Seibu Stadium II today. Kikuchi started throwing again on the 5th after shutting things down for 16 days due to discomfort in his left shoulder. Kikuchi also threw 40 pitches in the bullpen on the 6th.
...Hiroyuki Nakajima's left knee appears to be ok -- he appeared to hurt it while sliding into home last night in the 9th inning. As of now, Nakajima will be in the starting line-up for tomorrow's game.
..Tomoaki Sato (back pains) was discharged from the hospital on the 4th and held his rehab training at Seibu II Stadium today. Sato kept things light and later told reporters that he hoped to get back to playing before the end of the month.
...Player baseballs for Takayuki Kishi, Hideaki Wakui, Hiroyuki Nakajima, and Yasuyuki Kataoka go on sale beginning on 6/12. Lions Classic 2010 (ライオンズ・クラシック 2010) merchandise will go on sale beginning on 6/26.