Nippon Ham Fighters
The Fighters held a press conference for Justin Thomas at Sapporo Dome today.
Source: official announcement
Chiba Lotte Marines
Starting pitchers have reportedly been instructed to toss at least three bullpen sessions in between starts (instead of the standard one or sometimes two).
Assuming a schedule of five days of rest, sessions would be tossed on the second, third, and fifth days.
Source: Sponichi 7/12/2013