...All 8 of the 2009 Hiroshima draft prospects had their physicals, strength tests, and had a chance to check out the player dorms on Thursday. All except for Kosuke Nakamura, who wasn't feeling well.
...Shota Dobayashi was assigned the number 13 but he has his eyes on the number 7. The number 7 is currently reserved for "special" players.
Assuming Kikuchi makes Ichi-gun Spring camp, the tour will likely be a 1 night, 2 day package that also includes a chat and autograph session, all for about 50,000 yen. The tour package will likely go on sale once the new year begins.
...Hisayoshi Chono officially submitted a letter of resignation to Honda on Wednesday.