=== 9:39pm JST
...Takeya Nakamura played in an Ikusei League game on Wednesday and went 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs, including a home run in his second at bat. His other hit was a single to left with runners on first and third and one out. Nakamura will be rejoining the Ichi-gun roster for general practice on Thursday.
=== 7:00pm JST
...It seems Ginjiro has decided not to have surgery on his left knee, despite the chance that surgery might have been his best option.
...The 6th pitcher in the rotation will be Ming-Chieh Hsu. His first start during the regular season will likely be against the Nippon Ham Fighters on 4/4.
...Yusei Kikuchi is trying to get back to the way he pitched last season when he had a 0.68 ERA over 40 innings (5 games) as Hanamaki Higashi's ace.
...Former Seibu manager Osamu Higashio will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch on opening day (3/20 vs Chiba Lotte Marines).