=== 3/11/2010 12:15am JST
...If Yohei Ohshima makes the Ichi-gun roster (which seems likely at this point), he plans on inviting his family to opening day. Ohshima went 1-for-3 with a run and and RBI.
...Hirokazu Ibata told reporters on the 9th that he plans on playing in every remaining exhibition game on the schedule, beginning with the game on Wednesday. Ibata was temporarily dropped from Ichi-gun due to stomach pains from cold on 3/3. He started practicing again at Nagoya Stadium on the 6th, working on his lower body.
Ibata went o-for-3 with a strike out on Wednesday.
=== 3/10/2010 10:01pm JST
...Kei Nomoto hit two home runs in his first two at bats on Wednesday against the Seibu Lions. He's likely back in the mix for potential outfield candidates.
...Ikusei 1st round draft pick Kento Yachi gave up 4 runs (all earned) on 4 hits and an HBP over 2 innings of work against the Seibu Lions on Wednesday. He also struck out 2. All four runs and all four hits (including the HBP) in the 4th, his second inning of work. On his start, Yachi told reporters that he gives himself a 100% on his first inning of work and 0% on his second inning of work for a combined 50% overall.