Takayuki Terauchi put on full catcher's gear during practice on Friday and spent about an hour catching a BP machine. The Giants are looking for an emergency back-up catcher and are hoping Terauchi can fill the role.
Said Terauchi, "It's tough, but I want to do anything I can to help out."
Kentaro Nishimura hurt his left flank while pitching on Thursday (11/11) and left for Tokyo on Friday to focus on rehab. Nishimura is expected to be out about 2 weeks.
As for yesterday, Jumpei Ono was scheduled to pitch in today's practice game against the Softbank Hawks. Ono has been working on a curve this off-season to complement his 150km/h fastball.