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Draft News and Notes: teams begin visiting their draft picks

by on Oct.30, 2009 @ 10:00 pm, under NPB

Chiba Lotte Marines

...visited 1st round draft pick Takashi Ogino and 2nd round draft pick Tomohisa Ohtani today.

Hanshin Tigers

...visited 2nd round draft pick Masanori Fujihara today.

...visited 5th round draft pick Shunsuke Fujikawa today.  Fujikawa had originally decided to move on to the Industrial League Toho Gas if he wasn't drafted in the first three rounds, but is still considering his options.  He was not present when the Tigers dropped by Kinki University to meet him.

Hiroshima Carp

...visited 1st round draft pick Takeru Imamura today.

Nippon Ham Fighters

...visited 1st round draft pick Masaru Nakamura today.

Softbank Hawks

...visited 1st round draft pick Kenta Imamiya today.  The team is hoping he'll provide Munenori Kawasaki with some competition at short.

Yakult Swallows

...visited first round draft pick Masato Nakazawa today.  The team will likely begin negotiations with Nakazawa after the Industrial League Championships in November.