Kazuki Yoshimi worked out with his twin brothers, Taisuke and Kohei, for about two hours at Katayama Kita Fureai Park on Monday. Workouts included running, playing some soccer, and tossing the baseball around.
5th round draft pick Ryoma Matsuda worked out for about six hours (beginning at 8:30am) with Masashi Nohara at Shimabara Municipal Baseball Field in Nagasaki on Monday. Workouts included running stairs, trunk strengthening exercises, and playing catch.
The Hanshin department store in Umeda held their first sales of the year on Monday. Their Tigers Fukubukuro's also went on sale via lottery -- 3,150 yen for a chance to win tickets to games in 2012 (a total 10 pairs) and autographed boards (a total 300).
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Kiyoshi Nakahata attended a supporters party in Yabuki, Fukushima on Monday. About 800 fans attended the party.