Kyuji Fujikawa is scheduled to pitch two innings in relief during an exhibition game against the Orix Buffaloes on March 4 in Haruno, Kochi. It will be Fujikawa's first outing in Kochi since 2/28/2010.
Daiki Enokida's start today was his first since 3/29/2011 (practice game vs Chunichi).
The Tigers are planning to use Enokida as a reliever this season but also want to keep their options open in case someone in the starting rotation falters/gets hurts. It is also possible he could move into the rotation depending on how other relievers fare during the season.
Craig Brazell contacted his wife in Alabama on February 22 and asked her to send him the outfield glove he used back in 2003. That glove arrived in Oknawa a few days ago.
Nikkan Sports notes that Kenji Jojima has been trying to get into the heads of base-runners at first base by shouting out things like, "Hey, that is a good slide step, good slide step!"
1st round draft pick Hayata Ito swung the bat 713 times on Monday.