...Yu Darvish has three pointers for Yusei Kikuchi.
- Have pride in what you do. "I have a lot of pride and I hated when I was dropped to Ni-gun," said Darvish. "And then I started to train harder in order to prevent that, and also because my shoulder was beginning to act up.
- Set your own goals. "It isn't my place to give advice on what he should do," said Darvish. "It's what he'll do when he hits that wall. That when you know what you're made of."
- Don't forget your beginnings. "Go all out, talk it up, be the first one out."
He also joked and said, "He should be fine so long as Wakui doesn't teach him silly things."
Chiba Lotte Marines
...The Marines offered Ikusei 1st round draft pick Koshiro Yamamuro a contract worth 2.4M yen and a signing bonus of 1M yen.