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Draft News and Notes: Giants’ rookie mini camp comes to an end

by on Jan.25, 2010 @ 2:28 am, under NPB

Seibu Lions

...Yusei Kikuchi tossed a 30-pitch bullpen session on Sunday.

Osamu Higashio watched the bullpen session and later told reporters that he thought Kikuchi was pitching at a higher level than Daisuke Matsuzaka was at this stage in his career.

Kikuchi wasn't feeling quite as good about his session, saying that he still needed to work on his mechanics.

...The last day of rookie mini camp is January 27th.

Softbank Hawks

...Kenta Imamiya rejoined the team on Sunday after taking a leave of absence to take some high school exams (he left after practice on the 21st).  In order to keep his body fit, Imamiya apparently worked out for 2 hours each day he was away from the team.

Yomiuri Giants

...Sunday was the last day of rookie mini camp for the Giants.