...Hirokazu Ibata met with the front office on Friday for contract negotiations but the Dragons did not talk money, opting to save that until their second meeting. Ibata is in the middle of a 5-year deal he signed back in December 2008.
...Speaking at a hospital in front of children on Friday, Kyuji Fujikawa said that he wants to play baseball for as long as possible and then become a school teacher. The last thing he wants to do is manage.
...Munenori Kawasaki spoke to management about how other players and himself were feeling about the ban on personal trainers in the clubhouse on Friday. He also mentioned that increasing the number of trainers the team carries as option.