Spring Training started on the 14th for Koji Uehara (Baltimore Orioles) and Hisanori Takahashi (Los Angeles Angels). Uehara got things going with a 41-pitch bullpen session (mixed in off-speed pitches as well); Takahashi with a 35-pitch session (all fastballs).
Daisuke Matsuzaka did some running and played some catch after getting his physical. Matsuzaka also told reporters that he plans on approaching new pitching Curt Young in order to find out what kinds of things he said about Matsuzaka when he worked as a pitching coach for the Oakland A's. In other words, Matsuzaka wants to see if Young uncovered any of his weaknesses.
Junichi Tazawa got his physical and apparently received a clean bill of health. Or at least he didn't receive any bad news about his elbow.