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Draft News and Notes: Ikusei pick Yokawa turns down Giants to go to college

by on Nov.08, 2009 @ 3:39 pm, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

...Looks like the Hanshin Tigers also like Tatsuya Ohishi.

...Kazuhito Futagami will likely drop by Tigers' Fall camp on the 11th, the same day the club plans to visit his parents at a hotel in Kochi Prefecture.

Rakuten Eagles

...The Eagles offered 5th round draft pick Tomohiro Tsuchiya a contract worth 8M yen plus a 25M yen signing bonus.

Seibu Lions

...visited 5th round draft pick Kenta Matsushita.  The Lions spent 30 minutes with Matsushita.

Yakult Swallows

...The Swallows have their eye on Yoshinori Sato's younger brother, Takanori Sato, for the 2010 Draft.

Yomiuri Giants

...Ikusei 3rd round draft pick Naomasa Yokawa has turned down the Giants and will continue on to Tokyo Nogyo University.

It is the first time an Ikusei pick has turned down a team.