...The Dragons offered 7th round draft pick Masato Matsui a contract worth 8M yen and a signing bonus of 25M yen.
...Kenta Asakura apparently had some shoulder issues during the 2nd Round of the Climax Series.
Asakura was taken off the active roster on 10/22 with pain in his right shoulder. He's been taking things slowly during the off-season so far and will be working towards making sure his shoulder is 100% for Spring camp.
...Kenta Kurihara offered the following three points of advice to newly drafted prospect, Shota Dobayashi:
- Watch and learn
- Don't be afraid of making mistakes
- Don't rush yourself and get injured
...The Carp are already looking toward the 2011 Draft, which will likely feature a healthy crop of university pitchers. They'll likely be looking for a starter in the 1st round and a reliever with a power arm in the 2nd round.
...The Buffaloes were said to have offered 2nd round draft pick Motoki Higa a contract worth 12M yen with a signing bonus of 80M yen. But that apparently wasn't enough for Higa. Nikkan Sports says that the Buffaloes likely offered a 50M yen signing bonus.
Higa also was not present for negotiations on the 26th.