Masanori Ishikawa tried dropping his arm angle a little when throwing the shuto and slider during Saturday's exhibition game against the Hanshin Tigers and found that he was able to get some interesting movement on the pitches.
Wladimir Balentien did not take batting practice on Friday because of pain in his right elbow.
The Swallows plan to continue holding evening practices even after spring training ends (during March and throughout the regular season).
The players, not including veterans and foreign players, have gotten together at around 8:30pm on most nights during spring camp in order to work on their swings for about an hour.
Yoshinori Sato has been invited by NHK to participate in a group song recording for revitalizing northern Japan.