Hisashi Iwakuma worked out at the Rakuten Eagles' Ni-gun training facilities in Sendai today. Regarding his current status, Iwakuma said to reporters, "My agent said I need to be patient. I think I may hear some good news soon." He also said that he was studying English and hoped to be proactive in communicating with teammates/staff.
Tsuyoshi Wada's agent, Alan Nero, said to reporters on Sunday, "There are about six teams pursuing [Tsuyoshi Wada]. It will take some time, but there are many opportunities."