=== 10:55pm JST
...Masataka Nashida told reporters on Monday that the players on the Ichi-gun roster right now will likely be with the team on opening day. That means there's a good chance both Sho Nakata and Masayoshi Kato will make the opening day rosters.
The team worked out at Kamagaya on Monday.
...Nashida spent some time giving Nakata hitting pointers on Monday. Nakata also stayed back for extra batting practice after general practice.
...Yutaka Ohtsuka's surgery on Monday was a success. He will be hospitalized for about a week.
=== 4:27pm JST
...Seems Sho Nakata has a good shot at being on the opening day roster. General manager Masao Yamada told reporters prior to the game on Sunday that the team's decision to help Nakata grow by letting him play in games has no changed and that it's likely he'll be with the Ichi-gun team come opening day. That doesn't include a starting position though.
...Takahiro Matsuka broke a nail on his right middle finger during Sunday's game against the Yakult Swallows. He is listed as day-to-day.
...Yutaka Ohtsuka had apparently been feeling pain in his right elbow since he was in college.
...Part three of the Nikkan Sports' series on Yu Darvish is now up.