This post will be updated throughout the day.
Shintaro Ejiri's pre-practice greeting from today:
While in the team hotel's public bath, Futoshi Kobayashi said to me, "The pitching staff's chemistry has really improved since your arrival." When I heard that, it made me really happy. That made me think back to last year and whether or not I ever tried to find something nice to say about the Bay Stars. This year, I'd like to find a lot of good thing about this team and praise it as much as I can.
When he finished, one of the coaches quipped, "[Then you better] make sure you stick around at Ichi-gun!"
The Bay Stars expect Hichori Morimoto to return to regular workouts beginning on the 10th (the start of the third block of spring camp. Until then, he'll continue to work under a separate training menu.