...The Buffaloes met with 2nd round draft pick Motoki Higa on Thursday but were not able to hammer out a deal. There is no set date for their next meeting.
The Buffaloes will be holding a press conference on the 29th to unveil their 2009 draft prospects. Higa is the only player Orix has yet to sign.
...The Lions will try to have Yusei Kikuchi throw to as many different catchers as possible during Spring camp. By doing so, they are hoping they'll be able to get a better read of what kind of pitcher he is and what kind of catcher might work best with him.