It seems Akinori Iwamura and Kazuo Matsui will be working out together beginning on 12/1 at the indoor facilities at Jingu Stadium.
Senichi Hoshino has mentioned batting Takeshi Yamasaki in the 6 slot. During the player's golf tournament on Monday, Yamasaki responded by saying he didn't mind where he batted, so long as there was someone that was better suited to hit clean-up.
On Sunday, Masahiro Tanaka provided his thoughts about the possibility of pitching against Yuki Saito next season:
I think it's a good thing. It's something that'll probably get the fans excited. It's pro yakyu after all. It's all about having the fans watch. And if it'll make them happy.