...Kenichi Nakata could get a start against the Yakult Swallows in Akita either today or tomorrow. Akita happens to be the place where Nakata recorded his first pro career complete game victory (9/12/2006 vs Yomiuri).
...Dionys Cesar (right shoulder injury) joined up with the Ichi-gun roster for practice yesterday. Cesar could be added to the active within the next couple of days.
...Masahiro Yamamoto is scheduled to make a one inning appearance during a Ni-gun game against Hiroshima today. Yamamoto threw about 50 pitches in the bullpen yesterday in preparation for his outing today. Assuming no more setback for Yamamoto, he could make it back to the active roster some time this month.