The Seibu Lions held a press conference for Shigenobu Shima at Seibu Dome today. He was also assigned the number 42.
Takeya Nakamura has been testing a few bats of different weights (between 920 grams and 940 grams) since spring camp. He used a 930 gram bat on Tuesday.
Yusei Kikuchi has been dropping his left elbow down and opening up too early. And while he is getting getting extra looks at Ichi-gun because the team is concerned about Takayuki Kishi's right flank problems, there is no set timetable on when he will pitch at the Ichi-gun level again.