The Hawks announced that Seiichi Uchikawa's wife is pregnant with the couple's first child and is due to give birth sometime in mid-June.
On Wednesday, Uchikawa worked out for about seven hours with Kenta Imamiya in Oita. Workouts included strengthening exercises in the morning and fielding/batting practice and weight training in the afternoon.
Workouts for the 2011 draft class on Wednesday included playing catch outdoors, taking grounders indoors, and running dashes.
The Hawks announced on Wednesday that Ryuma Kidokoro (25) filed marriage papers with a 25-year-old woman named Mari Takeshima (? 竹嶋真理).