Takahiro Okada spent his day off working with batting coach Kozo Shoda. Over a period of about an hour, Okada swung the bat about 400 times. Okada is currently 7-for-33 with 1 RBI and no homers over 10 spring games so far.
Amongst the other players that also spent their day off practicing: Tomotaka Sakaguchi, Masayuki Hasegawa, and Masaki Ihara. Hasegawa and Ihara are both scheduled to pitch during an exhibition game against the Chiba Lotte Marines tomorrow, and spent parts of their day playing catch and running.