Even though Rakuten Eagles' fall practice runs through to the 17th, Friday was Senichi Hoshino's last day (he has prior engagements he can't get out of). Seems Hoshino also won't be at Fan Appreciation day on the 23rd.
In other team news:
Kenji Tomura tossed 3 shutout innings and gave up 2 hits during yesterday's intra-squad game. Hoshino has been pushing Tomura (actually, it seems all the pitchers) to attack the strike zone more and not be afraid of throwing inside.