=== 2/19/2010 12:17am JST
...Naoyuki Shimizu didn't throw any pitches in the bullpen on Thursday. He told reporters that he knows he was able to use his lower body during his last bullpen session because he was feeling tightness in his hips, buttocks, and legs. Shimizu is scheduled to throw a simulated on during the 5th session.
=== 2/18/2010 4:40pm JST
...Seiichi Uchikawa was hit in the right palm by a batted ball during yesterday's intra-squad practice game. He was diagnosed with a bruise and had the hand taped up during practice on Thursday. It seemed as though Uchikawa was able to take fielding practice without any major difficulties.
...Yoshitomo Tsutsugo will likely bat fourth again during a practice game against the Nippon Ham Fighters on the 23rd.