Alex Ramirez hasn't been able to play the last couple of games after he was hit by a pitch on his right foot on the 13th. He told reporters today that he spoke to Hiromitsu Ochiai about playing at the upcoming All-Star series.
"He knows I'm injured so I won't be playing any defense," said Ramirez. "He also suggested that we decide on my status based on how I'm doing. I think everything will work out fine for me during the All-Star series."
Other Yomiuri players that made the All-Star roster, like Tetsuya Utsumi, Shinnosuke Abe, Hayato Sakamoto, Hisayoshi Chono, and Hirokazu Sawamura, also met with Ochiai on the field.
The Eagles will selling limited edition t-shirts that feature their 3 All-Stars (Masahiro Tanaka, Motohiro Shima, and Takeshi Yamasaki). The shirts will go on sale on the 22nd and carry a price tag of 2,000 yen. The Eagles have already sold-out on pre-orders of the t-shirt at their online store.