Yasuhiko Yabuta hopes to win a hold title next season. Earlier today Yabuta worked with weights and threw into a net at Chiba Marine Stadium.
Said Yabuta, "I had an ERA in the 3's this year and would like to try and keep it in the 2 or 1 range. I'd like another hold title."
Shoitsu Omatsu also worked out Chiba Marine Stadium today. Omatsu worked with weights and did some running as part of his rehab (right hamstring).
Said Omatsu, "There were many things I wasn't happy about this season. I'd like to stay in the middle of the order the entire season next year. I'd also like to try batting clean-up."