=== 10:30pm JST
...Shun Yamaguchi recorded a save in the last exhibition game of the preseason. Takao Obana told reporters after the game that Yamaguchi could better suited as a closer. From the sounds of things, it seems like Yamaguchi might end up becoming the team's closer again.
=== 5:18pm JST
...Yoshitomo Tsutsugo collected his first pro hit and RBI during hit first at bat in a Ni-gun game against the Yakult Swallows on Sunday. With a runner on third and two out in the first, Tsutsugo hit a single into right. For the game, he went 1-for-4 with an RBI and two strikeouts.