Seiichi Uchikawa met with team officials earlier today at Yahoo Dome to provide them with updates on his rehab. He also told reporters that he will be participating in this year's All-Star series. Uchikawa will most likely be used as a bat off the bench.
The NPB announced today that game-worn All-Star uniforms will be auctioned off online between 8/9 and 8/16 (all 70 participants will autograph their uniforms; the uniforms for the 6 umpires will also be included). Proceeds will be donated to relief efforts in northern Japan.