The Bay Stars had over twenty position players at Ginowan spring camp. As of Saturday, that was down to seventeen. The team will most likely carry sixteen during the season.
The Bay Stars are planning to invite Kazuhiro Sasaki and Robert Rose to participate in ceremonial first pitch festivities on April 3 (home opener vs Chunichi) -- Sasaki will be on the mound, Rose in the batter's box.
The media learned on Friday that the Bay Stars plan to hire former Orix chief coach Shinya Kobayashi and add him to their scouting department.