=== 2/25/2010 12:36am JST
...Naoyuki Shimizu worked out on his day off on Wednesday. Shimizu was supposed to throw a simulated game on the 21st but decided not to because of tightness in his back. He told reporters that he was feeling much better and that he spent his day off doing exercises he had to forgo because of the stiffness.
Shimizu is scheduled to pitch during an intra-squad practice game on the 26th.
...Shigeru Kaga also worked out on his day off.
=== 2/24/2010 5:09pm JST
...Yoshitomo Tsutsugo will likely start at third and bat fourth in a practice game against the SK Wyvern on the 25th.
...An additional note from Tuesday's practice game against the Nippon Ham Fighters:
Shigeru Kaga gave up 2 hits in his scoreless inning of relief.