The Tigers will probably add Shunsuke to the active roster today. He also played in a Ni-gun game yesterday against Hiroshima (started in center and batted second) and went 1-for-2. In order to make room for Shunsuke, the Tigers will likely take Kai-Wen Cheng off the active roster.
Ikusei pitcher Koji Yoshioka started a Ni-gun game against Hiroshima today and allowed a run on 5 hits over 7 innings of work. He also struck out 10.
Both Alex Ramirez and Saburo Omura feel Hisayoshi Chono has what it takes to bat clean-up.
Ramirez: He has everything he needs to bat fourth. If I were manager I'd definitely give him the clean-up spot.
Omura: He's doing the kind of hitting I'd like to do in his second year. He's using his hips to hit and the way he uses his right arm is amazing.