Brandon Allen arrived at Fukuoka Airport today. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/2/2012
Koji Akiyama felt a little tightness in his right calf after bunting fifteen pitches during workouts at Yahoo Dome today. His goal was to give younger players a chance to see how he bunted the ball. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/2/2012
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The Fighters announced today that Tomohiro Nioka's wife gave birth the couple's second child, a boy weighing 3,146 grams, on Wednesday. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/2/2012
Tomotaka Sakaguchi hurt his right shoulder in May and was supposed to miss about ten weeks. The Buffaloes are hoping he will be able to play in his first rehab game some time this month, but Sakaguchi still feels pain while swinging the bat and has held off on throwing ball at 100% during fielding practice.
Chihiro Kaneko (right elbow inflammation) did some throwing today. Still no timetable on his return.
Source: Nikkan Sports 8/2/2012