Yuki Saito worked out at Kamagaya today with high socks. He is scheduled to start Friday's game against the Yokohama Bay Stars.
Tomohiro Nioka had a pinch-hit at bat during a Kyoiku League game on Tuesday and collected a single to left. Assuming his right calf is ok, he could be called up to Ichi-gun as early as Friday.
Tuesday's Kyoiku League game against Rakuten at Kamagaya: Atsunori Inaba started at first and batted third. He went 0-for-1: HBP, fly out to right. [Sponichi]
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Shota Ono returned to the starting line-up during Wednesday's game against the Chunichi Dragons. It was his first game since injuring his left knee during a close play at home plate in a game against the Yakult Swallows on March 3.