Takehiro Ishikawa was named team captain during a general meeting that was held before practices today. He was apparently selected by the players.
Alex Ramirez starting working out today after missing the last few days with the flu.
Shun Yamaguchi threw forty-eight pitches during batting practice today.
Kiyoshi Nakahata's schedule on his first day back (February 7):
09:20 general team meeting
10:13 arrival at Kadena
10:40 opening clap
12:28 move to Ginowan
13:15 observe tryouts for three foreign players, took over at first partway through
15:11 staff meeting
16:07 leave the stadium
16:14 arrival at team hotel