Wily Mo Pena will be donating 25,000 yen to relief efforts in northern Japan for every home run he hits this season. And even if he does not reach forty, he will still donate at least 1M yen.
Pitching coach Ikuo Takayama told reporters on Monday that they might change their starting rotation once everyone in the current rotation gets at least one start.
Starters like Kazuyuki Hoashi and Kenji Otonari are waiting for the chances at Ni-gun.
Hiroki Kokubo visited Masao Fujii's grave on Monday and paid his respects.
The Hawks plan to put part of the money they save (about 2.5B yen yearly) after purchasing Yahoo Dome toward improving the team.