Yuichi Honda is scheduled to meet with the Ichi-gun coaches to talk about his timetable when the team returns to Fukuoka on Friday. For the time being, it seems he will not be taken off the active roster.
Honda is currently working out at the Saitozaki facilities while getting treatment on his neck.
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Tomoya Yagi was taken off the active roster today because he is not scheduled to pitch any time in the near future. Ryo Sakakibara (slow start due to right shoulder pain) was called up to take over Yagi's spot on the active roster and help bolster the bullpen.
Hideaki Wakui will likely have a chance to start a Ni-gun game within the next couple of days. Wakui dropped by Seibu Dome on Wednesday to give the team an update on his progress.
Tatsuya Oishi was called up today and will likely be used out of the bullpen.
Kazuo Matsui's homer on Wednesday was his first at Seibu Dome since September 27, 2003.