Yoshinobu Takahashi played in a Ni-gun game against Lotte today. He was the starting DH and batted fifth. He went 1-for-4: strikeout, ground out to second, ground out to second, RBI single to left. This was his first rehab game since he suffered a left calf strain during a game against Yokohama on April 4.
Source: Nikkan Sports 6/15/2013
Tetsuto Yamada was not available to play in today's game because he had a fever. He will most likely get the day off on Sunday as well.
Source: Sanspo 6/15/2013
Batting coach Hiromasa Arai was re-examined at a hospital in Sapporo today and given an MRI. Tests came back negative and Arai was cleared to leave the hospital. He is slated to return to Hiroshima with the team on the 17th.
Arai took a batted ball off his forehead while throwing baseballs to Fred Lewis during soft-toss batting practice on Friday.
Source: Sports Hochi 6/15/2013