Kenji Jojima took 51 swings during his first round of outdoor BP today.
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The could hold a press conference for Takuya Takahama as early as on the 4th in Hiroshima. He'll probably join the Ichi-gun roster from there and might even play in his first exhibition game with the team on the 5th (vs Hiroshima at Mazda Stadium).
Yoshihisa Hirano threw 42 pitches to Mitsutaka Goto, Takahiro Okada, and Seung-Yeop Lee during BP today and gave up 6 could-be hits.
According to Sanspo, Keisuke Kaneko is only suspected of having gout. In either case, he's taking medication and the team will wait to see how things turn out. If his condition doesn't improve (he's have a hard time walking due to pain in his right big toe), he'll make another visit to the hospital.