Akira Nakamura worked out at the Saitozaki training facilities today. His workouts included indoor soft-toss and running. Nakamura's goal for 2012: play in at least 100 games.
1st round draft pick Shota Takeda and 2nd round draft pick Shoji Yoshimoto spent some time signing autographs at the Saitozaki training facilities today.
Sho Iwasaki told reporters on Saturday that Yu Darvish (HAM) taught him how to throw a slider with vertical movement during their workouts in Miyazaki this year. He also went from 76kg (end of last season) to his current 84kg.
FYI: the slider is apparently thrown in much the same way a football is thrown.