The first day of camp began at 9am with an welcoming ceremony at Nango Stadium.
Fumiya Nishiguchi had to borrow Hideaki Wakui's uniform after forgetting that he was scheduled to toss a bullpen session.
Kazuhisa Makita has the flu and missed the first day of spring camp. Makita was not feeling well on Tuesday and was examined at a hospital. He was diagnosed with the influenza A virus.
Makita has been isolated away from the rest of the players and will most likely miss a few days of practice.
Hisanobu Watanabe is excited about both Yusei Kikuchi and Tatsuya Oishi, which could be especially significant for the two young pitchers since no one has a guaranteed spot in the starting rotation right now.
Oishi threw 113 pitches while receiving advice from pitching coach Tadashi Sugimoto.