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NPB News and Notes 1/19

by on Jan.18, 2009 @ 9:41 pm, under NPB

Atsuya Furuta has been invited by the Seibu Lions to their training facilities as a special coach. Hisanobu Watanabe, Lions manager, is friends with Furuta and invited him to take a look at some of his young pitchers (Takayuki Kishi and Hideaki Wakui).


The Chiba Lotte Marines are scouting 22-year-old OF Ikuhiro Kiyota. After failing to sign Hisayoshi Chono this off-season, the Marines are looking towards Kiyota as a possible replacement during the next Amateur Draft. Similar to Chono, Kiyota is a right-handed power bat with some speed.

0 comments on “NPB News and Notes 1/19

  1. Gwynar

    Thanks for the heads up.

    BTW: do you have a love of uniforms? I only ask because it seems like you always have information on new uniforms or patches.

    Between you and Mike, I think we’ve got most uniform / patch update news covered.

  2. reds1

    Yeah, I guess I do. When looking at photos or player cards for instance, I often look at the uniform first, then the player.

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that.