|Mitsuo Yoshikawa||Bullpen||2/25||85||Recorded the session. Sanspo 2/25/2014|
|Shohei Otani||Bullpen||2/25||86||Tossed session before practice game against KIA. Nikkan Sports 2/25/2014|
|Michael Crotta||BP||2/25||30||Faced 2 hitters; first outing as batting practice pitcher; topped out at 153km/h. Nikkan Sports 2/25/2014, Sponichi 2/25/2014|
- Naoyuki Uwasawa is slated to pitch in an exhibition game against Yomiuri on March 4. Source: Sports Hochi 2/25/2014
- Michel Abreu is behind schedule. When reporters asked Hideki Kuriyama about him, he replied, "Do not ask me about him because I will get angry." Source: Nikkan Sports 2/25/2014
- Shohei Otani continues to work on a curve that has a little more velocity than his slow curve. Source: Sports Hochi 2/25/2014, Daily Sports 2/25/2014
- Former manager Trey Hillman will be making an appearance at Sapporo Dome on opening day. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/25/2014
Kuriyama knew Mitsuo Yoshikawa was going to be his opening day starter in January of 2013. He informed the pitcher of his decision in a letter on February 2013. Kuriyama believes Yoshikawa has to lead the team if they are going to win.