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Draft News and Notes: Swallows assign 5 scouts to Yuki Saito

by on Jan.21, 2010 @ 12:30 am, under NPB

Chiba Lotte Marines

...The Marines held their organizational meeting on Wednesday and decided that all three rookies out of the Industrial League (1st round draft pick Takashi Ogino, 2nd round draft pick Tomohisa Ohtani, and 4th round draft pick Ikuhiro Kiyota) will spend time at Ichi-gun Spring camp.

Hanshin Tigers

...Kazuhito Futagami and Masanori Fujihara both tossed about 30 pitches in their first bullpen sessions of the year on Wednesday.

Hiroshima Carp

...Takeru Imamura held his first bullpen session on Wednesday and tossed 34 pitches.

5th round draft pick Kota Ito and 6th round draft pick Taketo Kawaguchi also held bullpen sessions.

...The Carp held their organizational meetings on Wednesday and decided that Imamura will likely start the season at Ichi-gun Spring camp.

Seibu Lions

...The Lions held their organizational meetings on Wednesday and decided to start Yusei Kikuchi at Ichi-gun Spring camp.  Toshihiro Iwao, Kenta Matsushita, and Yosuke Okamoto will likely join him.

Yokohama Bay Stars

...The Bay Stars held their organizational meetings on Wednesday and decided that all their rookies will start the season at Ni-gun Spring camp.

2010 Draft

...The Swallows held a scout meeting on Wednesday and decided that they will continue to pursue Yuki Saito as their number pick.  They also assigned 5 scouts to Saito.