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Swallows set their sights on Kikuchi and Imamura

by on Oct.07, 2009 @ 1:02 pm, under NPB

The Yakult Swallows held an internal meeting of the scouts on the 6th and appear to have their sights set on both Yusei Kikuchi and Takeru Imamura for the upcoming draft.

"The two top players of the draft are Kikuchi and Imamura.  It would be difficult to say which of the two will end up being the better player moving forward," said Kesanori Kurashima, managing director of the club.

The Swallows have been plagued with starting pitching problems this year and are hoping to boost that area of their roster with an infusion of young arms.