Representatives from the twelve NPB teams held a meeting today to go over follow-up reports provided by the third-party panel on the investigations they conducted on changes made to the standard baseball. They also confirmed punishments for NPB officials involved in the changes. Kunio Shimoda (NPB secretary general) and Atsushi Ihara (NPB deputy secretary general) are expected to receive stiff penalties -- Shimoda will reportedly be demoted and issued a three-month suspension. Commissioner Ryozo Kato will not be punished since he is set to step down on the 25th.
Source: Sponichi 10/23/2013