Ryo Hijirisawa has been working on bulking up since the start of October.
"I wanted to see how far I could go this year without do any weight training," said Hijirisawa. "Now I want to add weights to my training to see how my body changes."
In other team related news...
Teppei is expected to rejoin the Ichi-gun roster on the 20th. Teppei suffered a fracture in his right pinky toe after an HBP on 9/18 (vs Lotte) and has been rehabbing at Ni-gun every since. While the fracture has healed, Teppei is still feeling pain in his foot and hasn't been able to run at full speed yet. He has, however, started taking batting practice.