Nippon Ham Fighters
Shohei Otani threw forty-three pitches in the bullpen before Sunday's game against the Rakuten Eagles. He spent the entire session pitching out of the set position.
Otani also made into the game as a defensive substitution in left in the top of the 9th. He notched his seventh assist of the year by throwing Ginji out at home plate and led off the bottom-half of the inning with his first hit in sixteen trips to the plate.
Source: Nikkan Sports 9/22/2013
Forty-year-old Fumiya Nishiguchi is not yet ready to retire.
Nishiguchi started a Ni-gun game against Yakult on Saturday and gave up two runs (one earned) on three hits over three innings of work.
Source: Daily Sports 9/22/2013