The Japan Women's Baseball League (JWBL) added thirteen new players during the off-season. However, expansion has left each of the four teams with fourteen to fifteen players. Concerned about injuries, the league announced earlier this month that they were going to hold tryouts to find new talent that can play right away.
The tryouts took place on Saturday at Toyonaka Rose Stadium. Only one person showed up -- a twenty-two-year-old junior Olympic javelin thrower with no baseball experience.
The league will continue to actively pursue new talent by holding regular tryouts throughout the year.
Source: Daily Sports 3/18/2013