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Draft News and Notes: Swallows and Tigers sending scouts to watch Yuki Saito

by on Nov.22, 2009 @ 7:28 am, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

...The Tigers are planning on sending scouts to watching Yuki Saito pitch during the U-26 vs College All-Star Game today.

Orix Buffaloes

...The Buffaloes offered 3rd round draft pick Nobuyoshi Yamada a contract worth 5M yen with a signing bonus of 50M yen.  He was assigned the number 57.

Softbank Hawks

...There's a chance that first round draft pick Kenta Imamiya will be given the number 2, Kenji Johjima's old number.  The Hawks had kept the number inactive while Johjima played for the Seattle Mariners.

Yakult Swallows

...The Swallows will also be watching Yuki Saito pitch as well -- they're sending 5 scouts to the game.

Yomiuri Giants

...Eight of the team's newly drafted players dropped by the Giants' player dorms in Kawasaki on Saturday.

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