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Draft News and Notes: Giants now interested in Yuki Saito as well

by on Dec.30, 2009 @ 1:39 am, under College, NPB

Hanshin Tigers

...Masanori Fujihara worked out with Hiroshima Carp Masato Akamatsu on Monday at their alma mater, Ritsumeikan University.

Seibu Lions

...The Lions announced that Yusei Kikuchi will be returning to his high school in Iwate during Spring camp in Miyazaki on February 6th in order to take his final examinations.

The plan is for him to return to Iwate on the 5th after practice, take the test on the 6th, head back to Miyazaki after taking the test, and be ready for practice again on the 7th.

2010 Draft

Seems the Yomiuri Giants also have an interest in Yuki Saito and could be willing to give him the number 18 should they decide to go with him.  The Giants reportedly have a list of about 10 potential first round pick players that also includes Waseda University's Tatsuya Ohishi, Chuo University's Hirokazu Sawamura, high schooler Shinta Hifumi.

Clubs interested in Saito: Giants, Yakult Swallows, Chiba Lotte Marines, and Chunichi Dragons.