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Draft News and Notes: Fans help Kikuchi out with clothes

by on Jan.22, 2010 @ 8:49 am, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

...Akinobu Mayumi had a chance to see Kazuhito Futagami and Masanori Fujihara toss bullpen sessions prior to the organizational meetings on Thursday.  And while Yuhei Kai and Shunsuke Fujikawa were not on the preliminary roster for Ichi-gun, Mayumi said that they still had a chance to show him that they deserve to go.

Another organizational meeting on the 25th will determine the final rosters for Ichi-gun and Ni-gun camp.

Seibu Lions

...Toru Hosokawa told Yusei Kikuchi to call on him when he throws his next bullpen session.

...Kikuchi may not have had any clothes when he moved into the players dorms, but it doesn't seem like he has that problem any more.  Seems about 5-6 fans have sent him a bunch of clothes.  One woman apparently gave Kikuchi a Michel Klein coat worth 20,000 yen.

Yomiuri Giants

...3rd round draft pick Kyohei Tsuchimoto finished with the top time during a 3,000 meter run at rookie mini camp on Thursday.  He finished with a time for 12 minutes and 9 second.  Hisayoshi Chono finished in second.