Daisuke Matsuzaka weighed ninety-two kilograms last season. He dropped five kilograms during the off-season and currently weighs about eighty-seven kilograms. He has already tossed bullpen sessions with squatting catchers and has mixed in breaking pitches.
Source: Sponichi 1/23/2014
Koji Uehara was the recipient of Namisho Gakuen Educational Corporation's (学校法人浪商学園) first ever Honor Award. Uehara is a graduate of Namisho Gakuen Educational Corporation's Osaka Taiiku University. The educational corporation wanted to recognize Uehara for his performance with the Boston Red Sox last year.
Source: Nikkan Sports 1/23/2014
The media learned on Tuesday that Gosuke Katoh (19) signed a management contract with Yoshimoto Kogyo. This is the first time Yoshimoto Kogyo has signed a contract with a sports player in his teens.
Source: Sponichi 1/22/2014