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Wirfin Obipso moved into the player dorms at Kamagaya today.
Evan MacLane will be arriving in Japan tomorrow. Mike Hessman and Alfredo Figaro will follow on the 26th. Press conferences for all three players will be held at Kyocera Dome on the 27th. Chan-Ho Park and Seung-Yeop Lee are also scheduled to arrive in Japan soon.
Satoshi Nagai threw 50 pitches in the bullpen to a standing catcher today. Nagai worked out with a personal trainer this winter and returned to Sendai on the 23rd.
Hisanobu Watanabe, in addition to members of the front office, visited Hakone Kuzuryu Shrine and Hankone Shine today to offer his thanks for a successful season last year and to pray for a successful season this year.
Yusei Kikuchi on how he's feeling so far this year: "I thought too much last year. This year, I'm not thinking too much and have been able to pitch free and clear. ... I'm not feeling any pain right now and it's getting better every day. I haven't been able to throw like this in about a year and half. And I'm beginning to feel that push back I feel when I'm feeling good."
Kenji Otonari wants to ask Alex Cabrera what kinds of things went through his mind when the two faced each other in past seasons in the hopes of giving up fewer home runs this year.
The Hawks like what they see in Yuki Shimooki and could have him start the year at Ichi-gun spring camp. On Sunday, he threw 50 pitches in the bullpen to a standing catcher.
Team director Itaru Kobayashi told reporters that the team was close to finalizing their deal with Hitoshi Tamura and that an announcement could be made on the 28th.