...Kazuhito Futagami will be making an appearance at a three high school baseball alumni game on January 3rd in Kochi Prefecture. He likely won't pitch though.
...Kimiyasu Kudo thinks that Yusei Kikuchi fractured his rib this past summer because he forced something during his delivery. He added that if he were coaching Kikuchi, he would run a full analysis of Kikuchi's motion to see where he applies force and then to use that information as a tool to help prevent future injuries.
Yokohama Bay Stars
...The Bay Stars have given Yoshitomo Tsutsugo the green light to pursue a career as a switch-hitter.