Upcoming Dream Match-ups:
June 2 Yomiuri - Norihiro Komada vs Hirohisa Matsunuma
June 13 vs Chunichi - Eiji Kanamori vs Tsuyoshi Yoda
June 15 vs Yokohama - Ken Suzuki vs Hiroki Nomura
Source: official announcement
Seibu Tetsudo and Minatomirai-sen announced on Friday that as part of a celebration of the new direct route that runs between Seibu Dome and Yokohama Stadium, trains running to Seibu Dome and Yokohama Stadium will feature Inter-league-theme wraps between May 27 and June 16. Minatomirai will also sell special discounted train ticket packs that will be good to use when Yokohama and Seibu play Inter-league games in May (28-29) and June (15-16).
Masahiro Tanaka's next start will likely come on the 29th against Hanshin.
Source: Sponichi 5/24/2013
Manabu Mima was taken off the active roster on Friday so that he can work through some issues at Ni-gun.
Source: Sports Hochi 5/24/2013
A member of Nogizaka 46 will throw out the ceremonial first pitch on July 9 (vs Nippon Ham at Tokyo Dome). The group is also scheduled to perform a new song that will be released on July 3.
Chiba Lotte Marines
Katsuya Kakunaka joined the Ichi-gun team for practices on Friday. Kakunaka hurt his left hamstring while running to first during a game against Rakuten on May 10. He is slated to return to the starting line-up on Saturday against Yokohama.
Source: Daily Sports 5/24/2013
The Marines announced that they will help host a match-making party for singles during a game on June 22 (vs Nippon Ham).
Takashi Kamoshida joined general Ichi-gun workouts on Friday. He will most likely be added to the active roster on Saturday.
Source: Nikkan Sports 5/24/2013