...Masahiro Yamamoto started a Ni-gun game on the 13th and pulled himself out the game after throwing just one pitch. Seems he may have tweaked his left foot as he was seen trying to stretch out his left ankle while on the mound. While Yamamoto still appears to want to continue pitching, the continual setbacks and delays could force him into retirement.
Yamamoto is currently in the second year of a two year deal.
...Akifumi Takahashi felt some discomfort in his left shoulder and was not available to pitch yesterday. While he is still on the active roster now, that might change after he gets checked out.
...Yudai Kawai suffered his first Sunday loss yesterday since 10/2/2005 (vs Hiroshima).