Nippon Ham Fighters
The Fighters want to give 1st round draft pick Shohei Otani some rest and may not use him much against the Hanshin Tigers (June 12-13) -- he will most likely sit out tonight's game and could be limited to a mid- to late-inning replacement role on Thursday.
Source: Daily Sports 6/12/2013
Otani is sporting a new hairstyle -- his sideburns have been shaved down.
Source: Sanspo 6/12/2013
Ken Togame and 1st round draft pick Tatsushi Masuda will likely pitch out of the bullpen for the remaining four Inter-league games.
Source: Sponichi 6/12/2013
Wily Mo Pena was added to the active roster today. He could end up in a platoon at DH with Bryan LaHair, depending on the opponent (Pena at DH and LaHair at first is also a possibility).
Source: Nikkan Sports 6/12/2013