This post will be updated throughout the day.
===== 2/10 @ 11:03pm
Chan Ho Park faced Seung-Yeop Lee during BP today and threw 15 pitches while giving up 6 could-be hits, including 2 that went over the fence.
"He told me he couldn't hit the inside pitches, so I asked him why he was able to hit them," said Park while smirking.
Park also faced Takahiro Okada and threw an additional 20 pitches.
===== 2/10 @ 5:25pm
So Taguchi took the day off today due to a cold. It doesn't appear to be the flu.
The Buffaloes are currently thinking Chihiro Kaneko will return in June, perhaps in time for, or in the middle of, the Inter-league series.
Said Akinobu Okada, "This can't be a partial recovery. It doesn't matter if he takes his time. We just need to make sure the team is in a position where it makes sense for him to return. And that means other players will need to pick up the slack until then."
One of the Buffaloes' mascots took a cue from Ichiro's suggestion that Takahiro Okada wear a thong in order to make his nickname T-Okada stick out more, by giving Okada a mask in the shape of a thong as a birthday present yesterday. Okada told reporters he would wear the mask if the team won a championship.
Akinobu Okada also told reporters that he expected Okada to play out a full season without taking any days off.