=== 3/2/2010 2:53am JST
...D.J. Houlton is scheduled to start an exhibition game against the Seibu Lions on Tuesday. He did some lighting training on Monday in preparation for the start.
=== 3/1/2010 6:24pm JST
...It appears Nobuhiko Matsunaka met with Koji Akiyama upon returning to Fukuoka on Monday to go over his status and where he currently is with his rehab-training. At this point, the biggest hurdle Matsunaka is facing is running. As soon as he can run the base paths, he'll be eligible to start at as a DH.
...Additional notes from Sunday's practice game against the Lotte Giants:
Bum-Ho Lee made a throwing error but stayed away from mentioning it during his run-in with reporters after the game. He basically told reporters that he played his game as usual.
The Hawks stole a four bases:
First inning - Yuichi Honda singled and stole second and third; Nobuhiro Matsuda walked and stole second.
Fifth inning - Yuya Hasegawa got an infield single and stole second.