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Draft News and Notes: Kikuchi moves in with 60 books; Tsutsugo with 20 bats

by on Jan.08, 2010 @ 1:41 am, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

...Masanori Fujihara practiced in front of reporters on Thursday.  He started his 2 hour workout at 10am and ran 6km.

Seibu Lions

...All six of the Lions' drafted players checked into their dorm rooms on Thursday.

Yusei Kikuchi checked in with 60 books (a tenth of all the books he actually owns).  About 80 members of the media showed up to cover Kikuchi's arrival.

Yakult Swallows

...4th round draft pick Ryo Hirai and and Ikusei 1st round draft pick Maike Magario moved into to the Swallows' player dorms on Thursday.

Yokohama Bay Stars

...Yoshitomo Tsutsugo moved into the Bay Stars' player dorm on Thursday and brought with 20 different kinds of bats.

Bay Stars' mini camp for rookies begins on the 9th.