The Braves decided on the 7th that Takashi Saito wasn't healthy enough to be on the division series playoff roster. Saito now heads to Florida to take part in an Instructional League.
Said Saito, "I don't have any pain in my [right] shoulder. But I don't have confidence I'll be able to pitch in a game. If I can just get one test game to see how batters react to my pitches... I just want to regain the feeling and get back to helping the team as soon as possible.
With rumors that the Angels will be going after an outfielder, it seems Hideki Matsui probably won't be returning to the team. At least that's how Sports Hochi feels.