The Carp held a press conference for Hirotaka Egusa at Mazda Stadium today. He was also assigned the number 29.
A pep rally for the Carp was held at a Hiroshima hotel today. Fifty-four people from the organization, including owner Hajime Matsuda and manager Kenjiro Nomura, attended the event.
Yoshihiro Maru worked out on his day off yesterday: he arrived at Mazda Stadium at about 14:30 and ended his workouts just before 17:00. Maru has been struggling offensively and spent about two hours working on his swing.