Nippon Ham Fighters
7th round draft pick Takumi Oshima attended his university graduation at the Waseda Toyama Campus on Monday.
Sports Hochi reports that as of Sunday, Chihiro Kaneko was most likely going to be the opening day starter because Hayato Terahara is scheduled to pitch in a Ni-gun game against Hanshin on Tuesday. Both pitchers are a little banged up right now: Kaneko with tightness in his upper right arm and lower back; and Terahara with tightness in his right shoulder.
The Buffaloes announced on Monday that the Kansai Undergraduate Broadcasting Federation will be holding a baseball commentator contest during a Ni-gun game against Hanshin on June 23 -- university students from ten schools will participate in the competition. Results will be posted on September 15.
Chiba Lotte Marines
1st round draft pick Takahiro Fujioka threw nothing but fastballs to Sho Nakata (HAM) on Sunday: three trips to the plate (ground out to short, two-run homer, double to left), seven pitches, seven fastballs.