1st round draft pick Ken Togame will likely make his Ichi-gun regular season debut on March 31 against the Nippon Ham Fighters (Sapporo Dome).
Sports Hochi notes the following starting rotation for the first two or so weeks of the season: Hideaki Wakui, Togame, Takayuki Kishi, Fumiya Nishiguchi, and Kazuhisa Makita; Kazuhisa Ishii will pitch out of the bullpen.
Hisanobu Watanabe pointed to Enrique Gonzalez as team closer after Wednesday's exhibition game against the Chunichi Dragons.
Three player produced lunch boxes will go on sale at Seibu Dome during the home opener: Takumi Kuriyama, Hiroyuki Nakajima, and Makita.
Player train tickets featuring thirteen different players and Watanabe will go on sale on opening day.