=== 10:54pm JST
...Dicky Gonzalez tossed 5 shutout innings against the Orix Buffaloes on Saturday; he also walked three. He told reporters that he'd like to use next start (likely his last exhibition start) to test his stamina.
...Hayato Sakamoto has been struggling at the plate. On Saturday, he showed signs of a possible breakout by going 2-for-4 with a solo homer in the third.
...Yuya Kubo started an Ikusei League game against the Nippon Ham Fighters on Saturday. He took a no hitter into the 5th and ultimately ended up throwing 6 shut out innings while scattering 3 hits.
=== 4:50pm JST
...Tatsuro Hirooka spent about 1.5 hours coaching Taishi Ohta on throwing, fielding, and hitting on Friday. Hirooka worked with Ohta in June last year.
...Shugo Fujii's start against the Hiroshima Carp on the 9th was rained out. As such, he tossed two shutout inning on Friday against the Orix Buffaloes.
...Shun Tono threw 35 pitches in the first inning on Friday, 14 of which were fastball. After that, he threw 54 pitches over 4 innings, including 37 fastballs.
...Ikusei player Yuki Takeshima underwent surgery on his left elbow on Friday. He'll likely be grounded for at least 4 months.