=== 2/19/2010 12:14am JST
...Dionys Cesar hit a home run off Hitoki Iwase during a simulated game on Thursday. Cedar hit a 1-1 slider that was clocked at 126km/h on the radar gun.
...Kazuhiro Wada is likely the only player with a secured spot in the outfield so far.
=== 2/18/2010 3:32pm JST
...Additional notes from Wednesday's practice game against the Samsung Lions:
Edward Valdez topped out at 145km/h.
Akinobu Shimizu gave up 1 hit during his inning of work and struck out 2. He topped out at 144km/h.
Akihiro Maeda entered the game as a pinch hitter in the 6th and walked. In his next at bat in the 9th, he hit a solo homer.
The Lions beat the Dragons, 4-2.
...With his scoreless inning on Wednesday, Shimizu has now thrown 3 innings of 1 hit ball in two appearances (his other appearance came on the 13th against the Samsung Lions).