...Satoshi Nagai threw about 60 pitches in the bullpen on Wednesday and is scheduled to start Thursday's exhibition game against the Softbank Hawks.
...Marty Brown closed the media off from practice for about an hour and a half on Wednesday in order to go over sign with players.
...Koji Matsui entered an Ikusei League game on Wendesday against the Chiba Lotte Marines as a pinch hitter and recorded his first hit. With runners on first and third, Matsui managed to hit the ball through the left side of the infield for an RBI single. Tetsuro Nishida went 0-for-4 in the same game (which included two strike outs). He started at short and batted first.