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Draft News and Notes: Yusei Kikuchi to hold a bullpen session today?

by on Jan.15, 2010 @ 8:53 am, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

...Ryuya Ogawa wants to play catch with Masahiro Yamamoto during Spring camp.

Hanshin Tigers

...Masanori Fujihara wants to become a pitcher like Softbank Hawk Tsuyoshi Wada.

Rakuten Eagles

...Kenji Tomura isn't sure how he should approach Masahiro Tanaka.  On the one hand, he's a year older than Tanaka.  On the other, is the fact that he's a Tanaka fan.

Seibu Lions

...Forgot to mention that the cycling time trials were from a 1000m run.

...6th round draft pick Yosuke Okamoto finished in first at the cycling time trials yesterday.  He finished with a 1m 28s 95ms mark.

Okamoto is the oldest of the rookies the Lions drafted in 2009.

...Yusei Kikuchi is set to hold his first official bullpen session today. He's at about 50-60% and was playing catch at a distance of about 50m.