Yuta Arakawa joined the Seibu Lions at Tokorozawa for fall camp on Wednesday. After regular practice ended, Arakawa stayed back for extra fielding practice. The Lions consider Arakawa as a possible candidate to fill in for the departing Toru Hosokawa.
Arakawa will be signing an official contract at some point over the next couple of days and will also be assigned a number at the time (seems he was wearing his Softbank uniform during practice).
Seibu Lions' stadium announcer Azusa Suzuki was promoted to PR department on the 16th. The Lions have a growing female fan base and hope that Suzuki can help provide a voice for them.