Sadaharu Oh could end up attending the second round of the 12-team tryouts on the 24th (Yahoo Dome). Of particular interest to Oh is apparently Kiyoshi Toyoda (Yomiuri). The Hawks are also said to be interested in Kazuhito Tadano (Nippon Ham).
In other team news:
Hideaki Takahashi tossed more than 200 pitches in the bullpen, two days straight, on Wednesday. Takahashi is currently working on improving his control.
Nobuhiro Matsuda's back is apparently feeling much better. On Tuesday he took part in situational fielding, fielding practice, soft toss BP, bunting drills, and extra BP. After all that, Matsuda also did some more training exercises. Said Matsuda, "I'm fine now. I did everything [during practice] and didn't have any problems."