Tsuyoshi Nishioka (cut on left hand) could return to the starting line-up tonight. He sat out the first two games of the Yokohama series and was prepared to make an appearance as a pinch-hitter in Thursday's game, but the opportunity never presented itself.
Source: Sanspo 9/6/2013
Kohei Shibata (left ankle) played in a Ni-gun game against Softbank on Thursday. He started in center and batted lead-off. He went 1-for-3 with two walks, a strikeout, and one RBI. He also stole a base in the 4th and 8th innings. This was his first full rehab game.
Source: Daily Sports 9/6/2013
Kosuke Fukudome (left calf) resumed outdoor practices on Thursday. Workouts included light running, batting practice, and fielding practice in left.
Source: Nikkan Sports 9/6/2013
Jason Standridge (lower back tightness) started playing catch on Thursday. After some running, he played catch at a distance of about thirty meters. There were no problems during or after the session of catch.
Source: Sponichi 9/6/2013
Takeya Nakamura (left knee, left shoulder) was added to the active roster today. The coaches discussed the move on Thursday and decided to call him up today, provided he was on board with the decision.
Nakamura played in three Ni-gun rehab games and went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three walks.