A welcoming ceremony was held at Chatan Stadium before practices this morning.
Both Hirokazu Ibata and Masahiro Araki worked out at short during morning fielding practice. Morimichi Takagi watched carefully and later expressed concern about Araki's shoulder, indicating he will most likely revert to Ibata at short and Araki at second.
1st round draft pick Shuhei Takahashi worked out for about eight and a half hours during the first day of spring camp.
1st round draft pick Takahashi took forty-six swings against Yuta Muta and hit six over the fence.