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Draft News and Notes: 4th round draft pick Kiyota decides to join the Marines

by on Dec.02, 2009 @ 11:26 pm, under NPB

Chiba Lotte Marines

...The Marines offered 4th round draft pick Ikuhiro Kiyota a contract worth 15M yen and a signing bonus of 60M yen.  He was also assigned the number 1.  Kiyota almost didn't sign with the Marines as he was frustrated about being drafted so low.  But after the club offered him a hefty contract and the number 1, Kiyota changed his mind and decided to sign with the Marines.

The Marines have now offered contracts to all 5 of the players they drafted.

Chunichi Dragons

...The Dragons offered 5th round draft pick Yohei Ohshima a contract worth 12M yen and a signing bonus of 50M yen.