The Giants plan to take Tetsuya Matsumoto and Michihiro Ogasawara off the active roster on Saturday to make room for Yoshitomo Tani and Yoshinobu Takahashi.
Osaka Gas, Hanshin Denki Tetsudo, and the Hanshin Tigers will attempt lower carbon dioxide emissions at Koshien Stadium to zero during nine home games between July 26 and September 1. In order to make this work, the Tigers' organization will do what it can to decrease the carbon dioxide they emit per game as much as possible (current estimates puts their emissions to between 900 to 1,000 tons). They will then purchase carbon credits to cover the rest.
Source: official announcement
Takumi Akiyama joined the Ichi-gun team for workouts on Friday.
Source: Nikkan Sports 6/28/2013