...The Dragons announced on Monday that figure skater Kanako Murakami will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch prior to their opening day game against the Hiroshima Carp. Murakami won the ladies world junior championship on Saturday.
...Wei-Ying Chen gave up 8 runs over 5.1 innings of work on Saturday. Kazuki Yoshimi gave up 2 over 5.1 innings of work. Both are possible candidates for the opening day start and will likely have one more start to show that they deserve the job.
...The Dragons had gone 25 consecutive innings without scoring prior to Atsushi Fujii driving in a run in the bottom of the third during Sunday's game against the Seibu Lions.