Hirokazu Ibata started taking BP at Nagoya Stadium today for the first time since his injury (right index finger) -- he spent about 20 minutes taking 125 swings against Ni-gun manager Kazuki Inoue.
Said Ibata, "I didn't feel any pain. I think I'm good to go. I should be fine to make the active roster if I can hit a couple more times down here.
Ibata could return to the active roster some time around the 16th, when the Dragons begin a series against the Yomiuri Giants (Nagoya Dome).
The Swallows traveled to Hiroshima from Osaka today. They also spent about 2 hours working out at Mazda Stadium.
The Swallows will be hosting 7-Eleven Day on the 12th (vs Hanshin).
The Carp will be holding general tryouts for their team on 9/24 at Mazda Stadium. Some of the requirements include being: male; between the ages 17 and 24; and at least 175cm tall.
Yokohama Bay Stars
The Bay Stars held practices at Nagano Olympic Stadium today. Norihiro Nakamura spend some time taking BP and hit a couple out against Takao Obana.