=== 3/22/2010 12:07am JST
...It seems Junki Ito, Daisuke Yamai, and Edward Valdez all may end up making the starting rotation due to the slow starts by Kenta Asakura and Kenichi Nakata.
Rookies Yohei Oshima, Yusuke Matsui, and Masato Matsui may be on the opening day rosters.
=== 8:46pm JST
...Masahiro Araki was not in the line-up again on Sunday. But that may ultimately open up the door to Yohei Oshima being in the opening day line-up as a lead-off hitter.
...Takashi Ogasawara will likely have a spot in the starting rotation.
...Hitoki Iwase had a chance to pitch on back-to-back days: one shutout inning on Saturday and a third of an inning on Sunday.