The Tigers decided to remove Yasutomo Kubo from the active roster because an oblique strain. And because they also removed Minoru Iwata from the active roster on the 4th, they'll be without not one, but two starters. That means until Iwata is eligible to return to the active roster again (6/14 at the earliest), the Tigers will need to find someone to take Kubo's start on the 12th (vs Seibu).
Haruki Kurose made his debut with the team in yesterday's game against the Orix Buffaloes as a pinch-hitter in the 9th (ground out to short).
Yoshinobu Takahashi and Yoshiyuki Kamei took part in situational fielding practice yesterday. Both are still scheduled to play in a Ni-gun game against Yokohama (at Giants Stadium) on the 7th.
Yokohama Bay Stars
The Bay Stars decided yesterday that they'll be adding Norihiro Nakamura to the active roster on the 8th (in time for the Rakuten series) after he went 2-for-5 during a Ni-gun game against Nippon Ham yesterday (he was the starting DH and batted fourth).