Hisanori Takahashi will be staying at a hotel in Westchester. Takahashi will likely take advantage of the hotel's tennis courts as a place to play some catch.
Uh oh. Daisuke Matsuzaka was set to throw a bullpen session on the 12th but backed out of it due to tightness in his back (and other areas). It was a decision that was made after Matszuaka spoke with the Red Sox brass about his condition.
So instead of holding a bullpen session, Matsuzaka played some catch, did some running, and lifted some weights (while avoiding the use of muscles that were tight) on the 12th.
Junichi Tazawa threw a bullpen session under the watchful eye of GM Theo Epstein on the 12th. It was Tazawa's 5th bullpen session so far this year.
Akinori Iwamura took off for Chicago from Narita airport on Saturday.
Kenshin Kawakami also took for the States on Saturday. He's flying into Atlanta. Kawakami told reporters he's feeling great that he managed to do all the practicing he wanted to do during the off-season.