The Swallows worked out indoors today because of the rain.
Masanori Ishikawa is scheduled to start Saturday's exhibition game against the Hanshin Tigers.
Junji Ogawa hinted to reporters on Thursday that he can not afford to wait too long on Wladimir Balentien. The Swallows currently have five foreign players which means Balentien could start the season at Ni-gun.
Some batting numbers through Thursday: