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Draft News and Notes: Marines to meet with Shota Ohmine on the 17th

by on Jan.11, 2010 @ 1:42 pm, under NPB

Chiba Lotte Marines

...3rd round draft pick Shota Ohmine is currently working out with his older brother, Yuta, at Ishigakijima.  The team has left it up to Yuta to decide what kind of training Shota goes through.

The Marines will meet with Shota on the 17th for their final interview.

...Nikkan Sports has a little more information on Takashi Ogino's right big toe injury.

According to the article, the injury dates back to some time in December.  The cause for the injury is not known.  It seems things were so bad at one point that Ogino had a hard time walking.

Chunchi Dragons

...Toshiya Okada didn't move into the player dorms with 5 gloves, as previously mentioned.  He actually moved in with 6 gloves: 4 from the four times he appeared in the Koshien and two for when he makes it to Ichi-gun.

Nippon Ham Fighters

...Masaru Nakamura checked into the player dorms on Sunday with a small bag of clothes.  Nakamura plans on looking to his teammates for some fashion advice.

The Fighters also have a rule that bars players from leaving the dorms in training wear, but that's only during training camp.

Seibu Lions

...All six of the 2009 draft players made surprise guest appearances at a flee market at the Seibu Dome on Sunday.  During a charity auction taking place at the flee market, each player introduced themselves on a stage to about 300 fans.

...Yusei Kikuchi apparently placed a call to his parents on Saturday night, asking them to send him clothes he wore when he was in elementary school.

There is one slight problem though: he gained about 23kg since elementary school.  Kikuchi told reporters that he'll try the clothes to see if they'll fit and then decide what to do from there.

Yakult Swallows

...The Swallows decided that Masato Nakazawa will make his debut at an intra-squad game during Spring camp (between 2/11 and 2/13).

...Seems the Ni-gun player dorms might be haunted.  According to a team rep, the Swallows are even considering a spiritual purification ceremony (exorcism).

Strange events like the dorm elevator stopping on a deserted second floor during the middle of the night (living quarters are designated to the 3rd, 4th and 5th floors), or shadowy figures appearing in bathroom mirrors are currently leaving an impression on some of the occupants.

Yokohama Bay Stars

...Yoshitomo Tsutsugo used one of three Marucci bats he owns during rookie mini camp on Sunday.  The bat is the same model that Ryan Howard uses and is 85cm long and weighs 930 grams.  He is currently trying out a number of different bats to see which he likes the most.

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