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Draft News and Notes: Tigers to schedule bullpen sessions for Futagami and Fujihara on the first day of Spring camp?

by on Dec.19, 2009 @ 8:17 pm, under NPB

Chiba Lotte Marines

...Club president Ryuzo Setoyama told reporters on Friday that he may meet with Shota Ohmine directly in order to gauge just how remorseful he is about getting caught for underage drinking.

At this point, vice team rep Akira Ishikawa is set to meet with Ohmine on the 28th.  After that, he'll likely meet with Lotte representatives a number of times in January before actually signing a contract.  Chances are he likely won't make Spring camp on time.

Hanshin Tigers

...The Tigers are planning on scheduling bullpen sessions for both Kazuhito Futagami and Masanori Fujihara on the first day of Spring camp.  The Tigers drafted both players assuming (or in the hopes) that they'd be ready for Ichi-gun action right away.

The Tigers are also said to be preparing special training programs for both Futagami and Fujihara so that they'll be ready for Spring camp.

Hiroshima Carp

...Takeru Imamura, Shota Dobayashi, Hayato Shoji, and Kota Ito have been getting together to discuss various issues amongst themselves.  The four have found it easier to communicate to each other because they were all drafted out of high school.

...Hisashi Takeuchi can't wait to face Kazuhito Futagami.  He considers Futagami one of his rivals.