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Draft News and Notes: Kiyota will likey join the Marines

by on Nov.13, 2009 @ 9:41 pm, under NPB

Chiba Lotte Marines

...4th round draft pick Ikuhiro Kiyota will likely join the Chiba Lotte Marines.

Kiyota was contemplating whether or not to return to Industrial League NTT Higashi Nihon next season after he was draft so late in this year's draft.

Said Kiyota, "I really didn't know what to do, but I also knew I wanted to get to the pros as soon as possible.  I'm going to take out my frustrations by playing in the pros."

Chunichi Dragons

...The Dragons offered 8th round draft pick Toshikazu Yoshida a contract worth 6M yen with a signing bonus of 15M yen.

Hiroshima Carp

...The Carp offered 1st round draft pick Takeru Imamura a contract worth 10M yen with a signing bonus of 100M yen.  Imamura was also assigned the number 16.

Seibu Lions

...The Lions offered 2nd round draft pick Masaru Misawa a contract worth 12M yen with a signing bonus of 75M yen.

Yomiuri Giants

...The Giants offered contracts to the following two players:

Ikusei 2nd round draft pick Genki Kawano - 2.4M yen with a signing bonus of 2M yen

Ikusei 4th round draft pick Kyohei Ohdachi - 2.4M yen with a signing bonus of 2M yen