Yusei Kikuchi participated in a baseball clinic (a special guest) for kids that took place in Aomori on Saturday. Kikuchi is hoping to run his own baseball clinics in the Tohoku region at some point in the future and may also try setting up a Kikuchi Baseball Tournament.
Mitsugu Ishikawa and Kikuchi ran in today's Tokorozawa City Marathon. They both participated in the 2km family block and made it through without any difficulties.
Masamitu Hirano and Chikara Onodera will apparently workout with Daisuke Matsuzaka during the winter.
Said Hirano, "I've never even spoken [to Matsuzaka] before. So I'm worried if I'll even be able speak up. But I'm looking forward to it. I'm hoping to stay in the rotation for a full season next year. Double-digit wins? I think if I'm starting, the numbers will follow."