=== 3/4/2010 12:41am JST
...Tetsuya Iwasaki threw off a mound to a squatting catcher for the first time on Wednesday since right elbow surgery last year. He told reporters that his elbow was feeling better and that there were good days and bad days.
=== 3/3/2010 10:57pm JST
...Takeya Nakamura hit a foul ball off his face during Wednesday's game against the Softbank Hawks. Nakamura was taken to an area hospital during the game and diagnosed with a bone fracture in the right orbital floor (右眼窩底骨折). There is currently no word on how long he'll be out. While it doesn't appear as if he'll need surgery, he likely won't be ready for the start of the regular season.
...Kimiyasu Kudo was diagnosed with inflammation in his left triceps. If he's feeling alright, he could begin playing catch on Thursday.
...Yusei Kikuchi threw 65 pitches in a bullpen session on Wednesday. He also did some running and weight training. He'll be pitching in his first simulate game on the 5th.