The Seibu Lions announced today that Tomoya Mori will start the year at Ni-gun spring camp because he has some tightness in his right shoulder blade. He will be swapped out with Tatsuyuki Uemoto.
[UPDATE 2/23 @ 12:12am]
Mori went 1-for-2 (1B9, BB, L3) in a Ni-gun practice game against Hanwha on February 21. He also played in a Ni-gun practice game against Hanshin on February 18. He participated in joint Ichi-gun/Ni-gun practices on February 22 and will play in a Ni-gun game against Hanshin at catcher on February 23. Assuming no issues, he will most likely join the Ichi-gun team on February 24.