...Norichika Aoki felt some discomfort in his back during a game on the 15th against the Nippon Ham Fighters and was taken out of the game on defense in the 5th. Aoki appeared to be feeling much better yesterday and told reporters that his back was fine.
...Junji Ogawa apparently told his players to have sunglasses ready for two day games against Hiroshima (at Mazda Stadium) this coming weekend just in case they are needed. Seems Aoki has a pair of addidas evil eye sunglasses ready.
...Sanspo also seems to think Shun Takaichi could get an Ichi-gun start on the 20th against Hiroshima. Takaichi will likely be added to the active roster today.