...The Dragons announced that they are parting ways with the following 6 players:
Higuchi, Ken P
Kikuchi, Masanori P
Nakazato, Atsushi P
Sato, Ryota P
Ogawa, Masatoshi C
Nakamura, Koji OF
...Sho Ikketsu is trying to pick up a slider.
After throwing 53 pitches in a bullpen session, pitching coach Kubo suggested Ikketsu throwing a slider using a two-seamer delivery.
"It's like a big breaking slurve. Fall camp is a good time to try a lot of new things," said Kubo. "Noumi throws it the same way. If you throw it like a two-seamer, you can get a big break."
...The Tigers continued to practice bunting and base running on Monday.
...The Hanshin Electric Railway Company installed a commemorative plate on the outside of Koshien Stadium marking the Crown Prince's visit during this year's high school baseball tournament.
...The Buffaloes announced that Ni-gun manager Hideo Furuya is leaving the club.
...The Eagles announced on Monday that they are parting ways with Hisanori Nishitani (INF) and En-Yu Lin (P).
...Pete LaForest continues to impress the Lions. And not just with his bat, but also with his people skills. Seems he's mixing in with the other members of the team fairly well.
"I hear he really likes Japan. The ball flies off his bat and he works really hard during practice," said Hisanobu Watanabe.