|Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice|
Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi likely secured a spot in the starting rotation with his outing against the Chiba Lotte Marines today: 6 IP, 19 BF, 71 NP, 1 H, 1 HR, 1 SO, 2 BB, 1 R, 1 ER.
On Tuesday, Masahiro Tanaka started with a game of catch where the distance was incrementally increased to about sixty meters (eighty-five throws). After ending the session and discussing things with the conditioning director, Tanaka headed to the bullpen to toss a session.
Daisuke Kato could end up finding himself in the starting rotation depending how things work out with the other starters.