The Rakuten Eagles will apparently give Hanshin Tigers' senryokugai Satoru Kanemura a tryout. It seems the Eagles will also give 36-year-old pitcher Shinya Okamoto (he played for the LG Twins in 2010) a tryout as well. The Eagles are looking for a veteran presence and likely feel that one (or perhaps both) could help in this area.
UPDATE (3:27pm JST): the Eagles gave Okamoto a tryout today and he threw 45 pitches in the bullpen. His tryout will continue tomorrow.
In other team news:
Head / batting coach Koichi Tabuchi had a model pelvis with him during practice on Wednesday in order to help show how the hips should move. Said Tabuchi, "I studied how [Sadaharu] Oh's pelvis moved when he swung the bat. I found that if you rotate your pelvis, you get rid of unnecessary movement and you end up being able to swing the bat better because you're more centered."