The Hiroshima Carp will be taking Kan Otake along to fall camp this year.
The Carp usually don't bring along players that are still recovering from injuries to fall camp but are making an exception with Otake. The club feels that it'll do Otake some good to train with the regulars and that it'll help get him back into a positive state of mind.
Akihiro Higashide is currently rehabbing his right elbow and may be able to start taking BP again some time in mid-November. Higashide injured his elbow during pre-game batting practice on 8/21 and went under the knife on 8/26 to clean out the elbow.