...Yusei Kikuchi toss a semi-simulated game in the bullpen on Monday and threw 84 pitches. For 40 of the pitches, pitching coach Kazuyoshi Ono stood in the batter's box and pretended to be 8 batters: 3 walks and 5 strike outs. Kikuchi also threw 15 pitches from the set position.
...Takeya Nakamura took 73 swings during BP on Monday and hit 5 over the fence. Nakamura appears to be pushing for some playing time during Wednesday's Ikusei Gam against the Yakult Swallows.
...Ginjiro is in the process of deciding whether to have surgery on his left knee on the 17th, or try to rehab it without any surgery.
... Takayuki Kishi's goal during Monday's game against the Orix Buffaloes was to work on throwing his change. To that end, he ended up throwing 23 change-ups out of a total 100 pitches.
...Dee Brown collected three hits during Monday's practice game against the Orix Buffaloes.