...Shoitsu Ohmatsu has his sights set on batting fourth in the line-up. In order to help with his power, he's also using a bat that's 10 grams heavier than last year (910 grams > 920 grams). Tae-Gyun Kim is also a candidate to bat fourth.
...Two of the things Shunsuke Watanabe likely tested during his outing on Sunday: his new slow curve (in the 90km/h range) and his new position on the mound (his foot doesn't touch the pitching rubber quite as much anymore).
...The Marines extended their business partnership with the Jiangsu Hopestars (China Baseball League) on March 1st. They also announced that they will be dispatching technical coach Katsuo Soh (Sheng-Hsiung Chuang) to manage the Hopestars for a period of one year.