||Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice
- Hirokazu Ibata used a one kilogram training bat during situational BP and hit a double to left-center. (Nikkan Sports)
- 1st round draft pick Shuhei Takahashi went 0-for-2 during situational BP: he faced Hiroki Kongo and Kenichi Nakata and grounded out to the pitcher twice. (Sponichi)
- Hitoki Iwase, Kenshin Kawakami, Kazuki Yoshimi, Takuya Asao, Maximo Nelson, and Jorge Sosa all tossed batting practice. (Nikkan Sports) Kawakami faced Kazuhiro Wada and Takeshi Yamasaki and threw forty-six pitches, mostly fastballs. (Sports Hochi) Sosa tossed the session at about 80%. (Sports Hochi)
- Kenichi Nakata faced eight batters during situational batting practice and allowed on hit. (Nikkan Sports)
- Yuichi Hisamoto faced six batters and did not allow any hits on fifteen pitches. (Sports Hochi Osaka)
Tony Blanco and Nobumasa Fukuda felt tightness in their lower backs during warm-ups today. Blanco was allowed to leave practices early while Fukuda spent some time doing some light indoor workouts before leaving. Both players are considered day-to-day.
Enyelbert Soto (right calf tightness since February 1) continues to workout/rehab at Ni-gun.
A Masahiko Morino look-alike visited Chatan camp on Thursday. A Hiromitsu Ochiai imposter, who looked nothing like him, also showed up on Thursday.