Chiba Lotte Marines
Saburo was taken off the active roster today with a contusion on his right ring finger. Said Saburo, "I thought I'd could play but I still felt pain during practice. And I really don't want this pain dragging on."
Nippon Ham Fighters
Yuki Saito worked out (like playing catch and stretching) at Sapporo Dome today in preparation for his start against the Softbank Hawks tomorrow. When asked for a comment regarding Softbank's offense, Saito said, "I have an image of what I'd like to do in my head. Now it's just a matter of whether or not I can execute things properly."
Dai-Kang Yang (Yoh) recorded PR material asking people from Taiwan to visit Hokkaido at Sapporo Dome today. The footage will be uploaded to a site call Real Hokkaido (ＲＥＡＬ北海道).
Kazuki Kondo is scheduled to make a rehab appearance (1 inning) during a Ni-gun game on the 12th (vs Hanshin), a game Chihiro Kaneko will likely start (3 innings).
Akinobu Okada is also thinking about going with a 4-man starting rotation during Inter-league play.