Yao-Hsun Yang was activated by the Softbank Hawks on Wed. Yang, a LHP, made his pro debut in Wed's game vs. the Yomiuri Giants. He pitched to one hitter in the 8th inning. Box
In Thursday's NPB action, Lin made a pinch hit appearance for the Tigers in the 7th inning and grounded out. Box
MLB.com is reporting that Chin-Hui Tsao has been throwing bullpen sessions. Despite good individual sessions, Tsao's recovery afterwards hasn't been going well. For more read here.
Minor League Action:
The Jacksonville Sun's offense broke out in a huge way. In a 19 hit attack, the Suns won 13-2. Hu also had a huge night as he went 4-6 with 2 doubles and 3 runs. Box
Inland Empire also won tonight, as Chen was 1-3 with a walk. However, Chen was picked off at first base and was caught stealing 2nd in the same sequence. Box
Keng finally got some innings, as he pitched 1 scoreless inning for Lansing tonight. He had 1 K.
I've added a few new links: JapanBaseballDaily.com is a great English language resource for game recaps and news on what's going on in the NPB.
Also, 2006 Japanese Professional Baseball, recaps games as well as gives boxscores for games in the NPB.