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Draft News and Notes: Kikuchi apparently doesn’t own any casual street clothes

by on Jan.09, 2010 @ 8:05 am, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

...Fumihito Haraguchi worked out in front of the media on Friday.  Haraguchi will be moving into the player dorms shortly.  And he'll also be bringing along with him books on human nature, personalities, character traits, and blood types.

Rakuten Eagles

...Kenji Tomura plans on continuing to use his red glove because it's his lucky color (he switched to a read glove in his third year at college).  The Swallows are hoping that Tomura is ready to join their rotation this year.

Seibu Lions

...Yusei Kikuchi apparently doesn't own any casual street clothes.  He told reporters that when he was in high school, he either wore his school uniform, or training wear.

Yakult Swallows

...Masato Nakazawa showed off a blue glove that he received from his Toyota general manager Katsuji Kawashima.

Yomiuri Giants

...Pitching coach Masaki Saito likes what he sees in Ikusei 1st round draft pick Masumi Hoshino.  While he has only seen Hoshino playing catch, he was apparently impressed enough to say that Hoshino could be a candidate to take over Tetsuya Yamaguchi's spot in the bullpen.