Hirotaka Egusa (working his way back from left shoulder pains) threw 25 pitches to a standing catcher (and 5 to a half bent over catcher) at Naruohama on Monday. There originally weren't any plans for Egusa to do any throwing before the end of the year, but his bullpen session on Monday ended up being his third.
Kai-Wen Cheng returned to Taiwan on Monday and told reporters before leaving that he wasn't satisfied with his second season in the NPB. Chen will continue his training in Taiwan and is scheduled to return to Japan some time in January.
The Tigers announced on Monday that Shunsuke Fujikawa was changing his registered name to 俊介 (Shunsuke) next year.