=== 9:11pm JST
...It appears as though the Eagles might go with Kazuo Fukumori as their closer, at least to start the regular season. Juan Morillo was originally brought in as a candidate to close, but his inconsistency seems to have the Eagles worried.
=== 4:28pm JST
...Takeshi Yamasaki hit 2 home runs and collected 5 RBIs over 5 exhibition games.
...Wataru Karashima appeared in 4 of the teams 9 exhibition games and gave up 2 runs in 5 innings of work.
...Marty Brown on Katsuya Nomura becoming an honorary manager:
It will be great to have a chance to work with him while on the same team. I wanted to meet him during Spring camp, but he never came so I figured he was just writing another book.