Kenichi Nakata is scheduled to pitch in one of the team's two practice games against the Hanshin Tigers (3/29 and 3/30).
Atsushi Nomi was excused from workouts today because of a fever (37.7 degrees C). His practice game start tomorrow against the Chunichi Dragons was also scratched. That means he'll probably only get 1 more start before the regular season begins.
A breakdown on the swings Takahiro Arai took before practice today at Kyocera Dome: 51 swings during long-toss BP; he then hit 10 over the fence while swinging the bat 182 times against a live arm.
Nippon TV announced today that they'll be broadcasting the Yakult Swallows vs Yomiuri Giants game on the 12th (beginning at 6pm) and 13th (beginning at 7m). Nippon TV also said that they'll have to wait to work out the rest of their broadcast schedule until they have a better idea of what's going to happen during the season.
Hiroyasu Tanaka told reporters today that he's been able to practice normally and that he felt he'd be ready for the start of the regular season. Tanaka is scheduled to sit down with a trainer tomorrow to figure out what he needs to do before he can rejoin the Ichi-gun roster.