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Draft News and Notes: Marines to meet with Shota Ohmine today?

by on Jan.17, 2010 @ 11:11 am, under NPB

Chiba Lotte Marines

...Club president Ryuzo Setoyama will likely meet with Shota Ohmine some time today.

Chunichi Dragons

...As mentioned in another post, Ryoji Nakata returned to the Dragons on Saturday.  He ended that 4km run three laps behind the top finisher, but was pretty quick on his feet during fielding practice.  Nakata also underwent a medical examination that came back clean.

Hanshin Tigers

...Training on Saturday at rookie mini camp included shouting out loud.  5th round draft pick Shunsuke Fujikawa surprised everyone when he started shouting in a high-pitch.  He was made to repeat himself 3 times before they finally let him off the hook.  Seems Fujikawa picked up that method of shouting when he was in college and thought that higher-pitched voices carried better.

Hirsoshima Carp

...Shota Dobayashi held his first BP session during rookie mini camp on Saturday.  He used a 900 gram Ty Cobb model bat.

Orix Buffaloes

...The Buffaloes ran a number of strength tests on their five rookie pitchers on Saturday.  They will use the information obtained from the tests to determine what the five pitchers will need to work on moving forward.

Seibu Lions

...Yusei Kikuchi could make an appearance during one of the Lions' intra-squad games on 2/13 or 2/14.

Kikuchi held bullpen sessions on back-to-back days after saying that he would throw once every 2 days.  He apparently checked out video from his session on the 15th and thought he threw pretty well.  He didn't want to forget that feeling and decided to throw again on the 16th.

...Kikuchi met with former Lions and current baseball analysts Yoshiaki Kanemura and Koji Ohtsuka as part of a TV program Saturday.  Afterward, Kikuchi was seen walking back to his dorm with a bag full of clothes that he apparently received from Kanemura and Ohtsuka.

Yomiuri Giants

...Hisayoshi Chono is looking forward to a possible match-up against Yusei Kikuchi during an exhibition game against the Seibu Lions on 2/27.

Chono ended up placing 4th in a running trial during rookie camp on Saturday.

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