- Alex Cabrera hit a homer estimated at 155 meters during pre-game batting practice. (Nikkan Sports)
- Wily Mo Pena took forty swings during batting practice and hit seven over the fence, including a bomb to left-center estimated at 145 meters. (Sponichi) Or forty-eight swings and six homers. (Nikkan Sports)
Wily Mo Pena on adjusting to Japanese pitchers, via Nikkan Sports: "I am not going to think about hitting home runs [right now]. I just want to make contact. ... I want to see as many pitches as possible from as many different pitchers."