=== 11:12pm JST
...The Fighters announced on Friday that speed skater Miho Takagi will be taking part in an event called Half-time Pitch during a game against the Softbank Hawks on 4/22. Fighters' mascot B.B will be the catcher.
Half-time Pitch will take place after the 5th inning.
=== 8:34pm JST
...Masataka Nashida told reporters that he doesn't feel the need to set assign specific jobs to relievers in the bullpen, other than the closer. Seems he'd just like to pick his battles and go with the hottest hand.
...Yu Darvish rejoined the team on the 11th. Prior to the team's exhibition game against the Bay Stars that day, Darvish also had a chance to meet former teammate, Terrmel Sledge.
...Sho Nakata showed up to Thursday's Ikusei League game against the Chiba Lotte Marines with his head shaved. For the game, Nakata picked up 2 hits, a home run, and 3 RBI. Nasahida told reporters that it all worked out according to plan (a change of scenery to help get him going again). Nakata is scheduled to rejoin the Ichi-gun roster on Saturday.
Nakata was also seen using his "old" batting stance from last season during the game.