Ryuichi Kajimae was taken to the hospital today after he took a pitch off his head during an intra-squad game (Scott Mathieson was pitching at the time). Kajimae was conscious and was able to walk to the ambulance on his own two feet.
Mathieson told reporters after today's intrad-squad game that he struggled with his control when he started pitching out of the set position because he got caught up in trying to avoid a balk call.
FYI: Mathieson is apparently a huge fan of bananas. ... The Mathieson Special consists of two bananas, some pineapple, crushed ice, and maple syrup.
Tatsunori Hara is hoping to narrow his opening day roster selections by March 20.
The Giant decided to call up Yuki Koyama and Ikusei pitcher Kyohei Odachi on Wednesday.
Daily Sports reports that John Bowker, like Matt Murton (HAN), likes to take notes on how he does against other pitchers because it makes it easier to memorize.