=== 2/20/2010 2:16am JST
...Tomohiro Umetsu threw 41 pitches during BP on Friday and gave up 2 could-be hits. It was his first game-like outing in 201 days. Umetsu is also scheduled to pitch in an intra-squad game on Sunday.
...Kan Ohtake faced Takuro Ishii and Tomonori Maeda during BP on Friday. He threw 50 pitches during the sessoin and even tried throwing a fork that Hideo Nomo taught him three times.
=== 2/20/2010 11:59pm JST
...Notes from Saturday's practice game against the Yomiuri Giants:
Junpei Shinoda started and gave up 2 runs over 3 innings of work. The 2 runs scored on a 2-run homer off the bat of Shinnosuke Abe with 2 outs in the second.
Soichiro Amaya drove in two runs in the first inning.