Yuki Saito turned twenty-five on Thursday.
"I start out not being able throw. I then started throwing into a net, moved on to bullpen sessions, and then began mixing in off-speed pitches. The next thing is facing hitters," said Saito. "I am also beginning to feel a little more at ease."
Saito is expected to tossing live batting practice before the end of the month.
Source: Sponichi 6/6/2013
Dai-Kang Yoh hit the JR sign in left at Tokyo Dome in the 3rd inning on Wednesday and became the first player to hit a sign with a home run since Josh Whitesell on July 19, 2010.
Source: Sanspo 6/6/2013
1st round draft pick Shohei Otani threw about fifty pitches in the bullpen during pre-game practices on Wednesday. He could pitch in a Ni-gun game against Yomiuri at Kamagaya on the 11th. That would allow him to make his next Ichi-gun start on about six days of rest.
Source: Nikkan Sports 6/6/2013