...G.G. Sato continues to work his way back from pain he had in both his knees during the season. He did some running and played some catch on Thursday.
...In an effort to weed out gangs and groups that might have inclinations for wrong doing, the NPB held a conference on Thursday to review all 154 applications (covering 3,012 people) for ouen licenses.
...There was a WBC meeting held in NY on the 16th. Japan is hoping to discuss the double elimination format that led to Japan facing Korea 5 times at the 2009 WBC.