...Masahiko Morino will take on Kazuyoshi Tatsunami's uniform number 3.
The Dragons also announced the following uniforms number changes:
Kei Nomoto 30 > 9
Hiroki Nakagawa 32 >31
Mitsuru Sato 16 > 70
...The Dragons are sending head coach Shigekazu Mori to the Dominican Winter leagues to scout the talent and find another Tony Blanco. The team is looking for a leff-handed, outfield bat for the lower portion of the order (6 or 7 hole).
...Akinobu Okada is thinking about starting Takahiro Okada (registered as an infielder) in left field next season.
"He has some talent. He's got a good body too. Right now, I'm thinking left field. He also has a pretty good glove," said Okada.
...The Lions announced that they will not re-sign Jonah Bayliss.
...The Hawks were seen taking 2-3 hops before stopping and then swinging the bat during soft toss BP. Apparently, taking 2-3 hops before swinging help provide more stability in your batting stance.
...Norichika Aoki's surgery was a success.