Kazuhiro Wada was taken off the active roster today because of his struggles at the plate (112 G, 85-for-382, .223/.333/.372). This would be the first time time he's been taken off the active roster during the regular season since 4/19/2003 (due to a lower back sprain).
Motonobu Tanishige became the first catcher in his 40s in the CL (and 2nd behind Katsuya Nomura in the NPB) to hit 2 homers in one game. It was also Tanishige's first 2-homer game since 7/7/2009.
Takumi Akiyama joined the Ichi-gun players for practice today at Mazda Stadium.
Akinobu Mayumi met team president Nobuo Minami after Saturday's game to talk about the team's current situation, under the premise that Mayumi will be back next season. It appears as though the front office wants to see changes in the coaching staff -- if Mayumi isn't going, then some coaches will need to take responsibility.
It seems Masataka Nashida may be on the Tigers' radar -- there are also some rumors that the team has already offered him a head coaching job for next season. And if Nashida has no interest in moving backwards, the Tigers may also be willing to give him a job in the front office.