...Craig Brazell is in the starting line-up today at first base batting sixth. He's currently 1-for-3 with a solo homer.
...Matt Murton worked with batting coach Yutaka Wada for over 20 minutes yesterday.
...Kyuji Fujikawa will be looking to save his first game at Chiba Marine Stadium over the weekend. If / When he does, he'll become just the 5th pitcher in NPB history to record a save in 12 different NPB stadiums.
...Yuya Ando is expected to start a Ni-gun night game on the 18th against Orix. Assuming he's feeling alright after the start, he could be added back to the active roster in time for an Ichi-gun start against the Chunichi Dragons on 7/1.