- Orix has removed the interim tag from manager Daijiro Ohishi's title. Ohishi has led the team back into contention after a dismal start to the season.
- In more Orix news, veteran slugger Kazuhiro Kiyohara appeared in his first game since 2006. Kiyohara entered the game in 7th innning as a pinch hitter, striking out swinging in his only at bat in what looks like the beginning of his farewell tour.
- Kei Igawa commented his removal from the Yankees 40-man roster on his blog. He mostly reiterates things that he's said before: that he has no intention of returning to Japan and that he's using this experience as motivation to reach the Major Leagues.
- Tokyo Big6 University League rivals Waseda and Keio are travelling to Brazil to play some exhibition games in recognition of 100 years of Japanese immigration to Brazil.
- The Royals designated Yasuhiko Yabuta for assignment, giving the Royals 10 days to trade or release the former Lotte reliever.
- Bobby Valentine comments on his Marines' 2nd half chances on Marines.tv.
- Deanna treats us to postings on All-Star Game 1 and Game 2.