...Tsuyoshi Wada will likely get tonight's start against the Orix Buffaloes.
...Koji Akiyama is in the second year of a three year contract. For the time being, the Hawks appear to want him back next season to finish out his contract.
...Koji Mise tossed a perfect inning in relief against Ni-gun Hiroshima on Friday. It was Mise's first game in a Softbank uniform.
...Hiroki Kokubo took 24 swings against a live arm and 20 swings against a machine during BP yesterday and hit 8 over the fence.
...The Hawks held a reception yesterday to commemorate the grand opening of the Sadaharu Oh Baseball Museum today. About 700 people attended the event. The Hawks have also uploaded a short video from the reception.