The Buffaloes held a staff meeting in Kobe on Saturday and discussed player assignments for spring camp. 43 players will be assigned to Ichi-gun spring camp.
Six members of the 2011 draft class, including 1st round draft pick Ryoichi Adachi, will begin at Ichi-gun spring camp. Dae-Ho Lee and Ming-Chieh Hsu will also be at Ichi-gun spring camp. Kazuki Kondo and Takeshi Hidaka will begin their years at Ni-gun spring camp.
Akinobu Okada was a guest on MBS' Seyanen! today. Okada wished Hanshin manager Yutaka Wada luck in his first year and said that his team needed to focus on winning after all the additions they made during the off-season.
Keiji Obiki visited the children's center at Kobe University Hospital for about two hours on Friday.