...Junpei Shinoda started Friday's exhibition game against the Softbank Hawks. Yuki Saito will take the mound on Saturday.
...Takeru Imamura played some catch and did some infield drills on Thursday. Imamura returned to Hiroshima evening since he won't going to Fukuoka with the Ichi-gun team.
A number of other players, including veterans like Tomonori Maeda and Takuro Ishii, and some pitchers also returned to Hiroshima.
...Saito threw 60 pitches in a bullpen session on Thursday. Maeda took infield drills.