This post will be updated throughout the day.
===== 2/12 @ 12:17am
Kan Otake threw 71 pitches in the bullpen today -- 30 to a standing catcher and 41 to a sitting catcher. This was his first bullpen session where he had the catcher sit, and third session overall.
Otake - "I wanted to toss a bullpen with the catcher sitting at least once while in Okinawa, so this was good. I threw at about 70% today. Now to see how my body reacts to all this throwing."
Chad Tracy stayed back after practice for extra BP today and took 106 swings against Kenjiro Nomura.
===== 2/11 @ 5:13pm
Kyoshi Toyoda faced Bryan Bullington and Yoshiyuki Ishihara during BP today and threw 39 pitches while allowing 9 could-be hits.
Toyoda - "Today was about throwing strikes. Good, bad, it doesn't matter. The fact that I was able to face live hitters was good."
Bullington faced Takuro Ishii and Yoshikazu Kura during BP today and threw 40 pitches while giving up 3 could-be hits. He also mixed in his off-speed pitches like his curve and slider.
Bullington - "I had good rotation on my off-speed pitches. It was a good outing. I also had a good feel for the mound. I think this was a good session."
Kyohei Nakamura (2nd round) faced three batters during his first outing as a BP pitcher yesterday and threw 30 pitches while allowing 1 could-be hit. He threw only fastballs; topped out at 145km/h; and 12 of his 30 pitches went for balls. Nakamura also told reporters that he felt he was throwing at around 130km/h; that he was only satisfied with 6-7 pitches; and that he was throwing at about 60%.
Yuki Iwami (3rd round) threw 30 pitches during BP yesterday and gave up 3 could-be hits. About half of the pitches Iwami threw went for balls.
Iwamu - "It was the first time I faced these batters, so I wanted to try and get a good feel for them, but it don't go well. And about half the time I had a hard time getting a good grip on the ball. Today was just a bad day. ... There were a few good pitches. I need to increase those. I can't thinking about being tired [right now]. I need to be able to pitch my game."
Kenta Maeda threw 45 pitches in the bullpen yesterday (squatting catcher).
Maeda - "There were some good pitches and some bad pitches. There were also some that hung. I need to see a little more life on my pitches. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best), I'm probably at about 2 or 3 right now."
Team owner Hajime Matsuda celebrated his 60th birthday today. He is currently in Okinawa in order to watch spring camp.