Nippon Ham Fighters
The Fighters decided to take Yuki Saito off the active roster after another rough start today (vs Orix, 3 IP, 52 NP, 17 BF, 7 H, 1 HR, 4 SO, 1 BB, 6 R, 4 ER). Pitching coach Masato Yoshii told reporters that he was hoping Saito could get at least two Ni-gun starts before returning to the active roster. Source: Daily Sports 7/29/2012
Chiba Lotte Marines
Yuji Yoshimi might get bumped to the bullpen. Source: Daily Sports 7/29/2012
Tatsuya Uchi was taken off the active roster today with pain in his right ankle.
Said Norifumu Nishimura, "[Uchi] had been playing through the pain. And over the last couple/few days, he was feeling pain while walking. We thought it best if we shut him down for a little while."
With regards to who will close out games during Uchi's absence: "We will not select one closer and instead go with the pitcher that has the best stuff that day."
Source: Daily Sports 7/29/2012