Terrmel Sledge showed up to practice today with his hair cut down low -- he apparently cut it himself.
If 7th round draft pick Takumi Oshima wants a shot at making the active roster on opening day, it might have to be as a left-handed bat off the bench since he still needs more work as a catcher and there is no way he will DH, assuming Terrmel Sledge fills that role.
Sports Hochi mentions Oshima could be converted to a first baseman. But that is a fairly crowded position: Atsunori Inaba, Micah Hoffpauir, and possibly Kensuke Tanaka.
Kenshi Sugiya was picked off during each of the two intra-squad games on February 8 and 9.