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Yuki Saito News and Notes: March 9, 2011

by on Mar.09, 2011 @ 3:13 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated with information as it becomes available so keep checking back if you have any interest in Yuki Saito.

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Saito threw 61 pitches in the bullpen today.  He threw all of his pitches, with a focus on his slider.  Saito will throw one more bullpen session on the 12th before his exhibition game start against Yokohama on the 13th.

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Saito will most likely get two more exhibition game starts before the regular season begins.  He could also get his first regular season start on the 30th against Orix (at Tokyo Dome).

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About 100 fans were at Kamagaya yesterday.

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Saito got his hair cut on the 7th (at the same place he used to get his hair cut while in college).  He also told reporters yesterday that he plans to continue following his normal routine of going to sleep early and waking up early during the regular season.