...Assuming no further setbacks, Hayato Terahara (out with right elbow discomfort) will likely play in a Ni-gun game some time after the All-Star break. Terahara has been playing catch at a distance of about 27 meters.
...The coaches got together on their day-off yesterday. They split up into two groups (pitchers and position players) and spent time working with players during practice at Yokohama Stadium. According to Nikkan Sports, it was 6 position player coaches working with 8 young players and 1 veteran (Takahiro Saeki).
...Team owner Kiyoshi Wakabayashi told reporters that Takao Obana will be returning next season and that at this point, the team has no reason to cut short his 3-year contract.