Games from the 3rd:
Kazuo Matsui went 0-for-4 with a walk and a run scored against the triple-A Fresno Grizzlies on the 3rd. Matsui started at short and batted first.
Hisanori Takahashi had a response to Ozzie Guillen's recent ramblings: Japanese player might have interpreters that follow them around, but there usually isn't a Japanese "community" within US teams. That is, there usually aren't any players or coaches that can speak Japanese. Takahashi also mentions that Japanese players also tend to crossover at a much older age when it's difficult to start picking up a new language.
In other words, Japanese players don't exactly have it easy either. And the interpreters are more of a NEED than anything else.