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Draft News and Notes: Tigers meet with Futagami and his parents

by on Nov.12, 2009 @ 3:00 pm, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

...made their second visit with 1st round draft pick Kazuhito Futagami.

The second visit took place at a hotel in Kochi.  Futagami's parents were also at the meeting.

Seibu Lions

...The Seibu Lions will allow Yusei Kikuchi the opportunity to pick any unused uniform number they have.  There are currently 17 numbers open between 1 and 90, including 4, 17, 55, and 83.

Kikuchi apparently said that he doesn't want to take any uniform numbers away from other players.

...A Kikuchi baseball glove could be released to the public by Zett as early as next year.  It'll be the first time a player immediately out of high school got his own glove released since Daisuke Matsuzaka in 1999.

Zett will be working with Kikuchi to design a glove for him for the coming season.  It will likely be ready sometime in January.