Hisashi Iwakuma worked out at Kleenex Stadium today and tossed about 50 pitches in the bullpen. It was his second bullpen session in as many days. With regards to when he might be signing, he said to reporters, "I also keep waiting while asking, will it be today, will it be today?"
According to a number of reports, including Daily Sports and Nikkan Sports, The last four digits of the Texas Rangers' bid was apparently a combination of Nolan Ryan's old uniform number (34) and Yu Darvish's uniform number (11): 3411.
Hideki Matsui arrived in Japan today.