Nippon Ham Fighters
The 2011 draft class may only have two chances to show what they are capable of: intrasquad games on February 7 and 9.
Yuki Saito had a chance to meet Hideki Matsui during a wedding party on Saturday.
Team owner Hiroji Okoso would like to see 7th round draft pick Takumi Oshima develop into a player that can star in Nippon Ham commercials.
Past players that have appeared in Nippon Ham commercials: Itsuki Shoda and Tsuyoshi Shinjo.
Enrique Gonzalez and a number of other foreign players worked out at Seibu 2 Stadium on Sunday. Gonzalez closed while playing winter ball in Venezuela and could be a candidate to close for the Lions.
Yusei Kikuchi is thinking about tossing his first spring camp bullpen session on the second day of spring camp -- he wants to avoid pushing himself too hard from the first day of camp.
Akinobu Okada checked into the team hotel in Miyakojima on Sunday.
Dae-Ho Lee arrived in Japan on Sunday.
Okada would like to see Shunta become a hitter like Munenori Kawasaki or Yuichi Honda (SOF) -- get on base and get into scoring position.
Hayato Terahara wants to avoid the second-year jinx he suffered the year after he was traded from the Softbank Hawks to the Yokohama Bay Stars.
2007 - first year with Yokohama, 12-12
2008 - second year with Yokohama, 3-9
2011 - first year with Orix, 12-10
2012 - second year with Orix, ?-?
Chiba Lotte Marines
Norifumi Nishimura told reporters on Saturday that he would like to see Yuki Karakawa win 15 games this season. He also said that Karakawa had a chance to win the opening day start.