Yasuyuki Kataoka may not make it back in time for opening day. Kataoka suffered a dislocated shoulder in October 2011 and is currently rehabbing at Ni-gun. He took light batting practice on Friday, but is still working out separately from the main group.
The Lions do not want to rush Kataoka back and will likely have him take as much time as he needs in order to get back to 100%.
The Seibu Lions could not use Seibu Dome on Friday because preparations were being made for an AKB48 event on Saturday.