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Draft News and Notes: Hayato Shoji offered a contract

by on Nov.05, 2009 @ 12:39 am, under NPB

Hiroshima Carp

...The Carp have offered 4th round draft pick Hayato Shoji a contract worth 5M yen a year to go along with a 40M yen signing bonus.

Orix Buffaloes

...The Hanshin Tigers were looking to take Yuji Maeda as an Ikusei selection, but the Buffaloes beat them to it as they drafted him in the 4th round.

Maeda actually tried out for the Nippon Ham Fighters and Hanshin back in October.

Seibu Lions

...The Lions met with Yusei Kikuchi as planned earlier today.  They're meeting only lasted about 5 minutes since they caught him in between classes.

...Kikuchi has already begun working on memorizing his teammate's new names and done an internet search of the area around Tokorozawa.