Kenta Imamiya was taken off the active roster and sent down to Ni-gun in order to get more playing time.
Kazuhisa Makita worked out at Ojiyama Stadium today and could get tomorrow's start against the Nippon Ham Fighters.
Kazuyuki Hoashi's start was rained out yesterday. His start will likely be shifted to either the 4/30 or 5/1 (both games vs Nippon Ham at Sapporo Dome).
Nippon Ham Fighters
Yuki Saito threw 61 pitches in the bullpen yesterday. He also told reporters that he got some advice from player / coach Satoshi Nakajima, but wouldn't say on what.
Sho Nakata is in the middle of an 8-game hitting streak (10-for-29, 4 R, 6 RBI, 1 HR). Nakata worked out with Ryota Imanari today -- they both spent about 30 minutes working on their hitting.
The Eagles worked out at Kleenex Stadium today. It was the first practice in Sendai since 3/3.