This post will be updated throughout the day.
====== 2/7 @ 11:17pm
Kazuki Fukuchi stayed back after general practice for extra work on hitting today.
====== 2/7 @ 4:57pm
Yuki Shichijo (2nd round) faced Hiroyasu Tanaka and Shingo Kawabata during BP today and threw his fastball, slider, and change.
Said Shichijo, "I was a little nervous at first and despite having a hard time reading the batters, I really wanted to good feel for the strike zone. I threw at about 70% today."
Tony Barnette also tossed BP today and said afterward, "My feel for the fastball is better than before. I just need to work on brushing up my off-speed pitches."
Masato Nakazawa made an appearance during BP yesterday and threw 45 pitches to Kazuhiro Hatakeyama and Kawabata and gave up 5 could-be hits. He also threw 5 shutos (new pitch he's working) and said that he was glad he was able to test it out against live hitters and that he planned on using it a lot more moving forward.