||Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice
- Takeshi Yamasaki took about 120 swings during extra batting practice: about forty swings during ten minutes of regular batting prectice; and about eighty swings during about twenty minutes of soft-toss batting practice. (Nikkan Sports)
- 1st round draft pick Shuhei Takahashi hit two doubles off Yuta Muta during situational batting practice. (Sponichi)
- Masahiro Yamamoto threw 110 pitches in the bullpen. (Nikkan Sports)
- Shinsuke Saito threw thirty-seven pitches during situational batting practice and allowed two hits (twenty plate appearances). This was Saito's first out during situational batting practice during spring camp this year. (Nikkan Sports)
Masahiro Yamamoto is scheduled to toss situational batting practice at Ni-gun Yomitan on Feburary 24.
Maximo Nelson has not done any pitching since he started feeling stiffness in his right shoulder on February 10.
====== UPDATE 2/23 @ 1:26am
The Dragons are planning to take it slow with Tony Blanco (tightness in his lower back) because they do not want to risk a serious injury. They will probably keep a close eye on him for about a week to ten days.