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Draft News and Notes: Shunsuke Fujikawa penciled in for Ichi-gun Spring camp

by on Jan.26, 2010 @ 10:42 pm, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

...3rd round draft pick Yuhei Kai and Ikusei 2nd round draft pick Kenichi Tagami are both nursing injuries.

Kai has some tightness in his left hamstring and Tagami has some tightness in his right hamstring.  Both players are working under a different training menu.

...The Tigers decided to start 5th round draft pick Shunsuke Fujikawa at Ichi-gun Spring camp on Tuesday.

Nippon Ham Fighters

...Masayoshi Kato will likely be the only rookie to start the year at Ichi-gun Spring camp.

Seibu Lions

...Wednesday is the final day of rookie mini camp.

...Yusei Kikuchi held a bullpen session on Tuesday; he threw 28 pitches with the catcher standing, followed by 25 pitches with the catcher squatting.  Kikuchi told reports that his arm and his neck were a little tight but that he wanted to make the most of the last two days of rookie mini camp.  He threw at about 20-30% percent capacity.

Softbank Hawks

...Koji Akiyama told rookies at mini camp on Monday to be careful of injuries and to work at things one at a time (no need to rush).

2010 Draft

...The Buffaloes held a scout meeting on Tuesday and compiled a list of over 300 potential draft candidates.  At the top of their list were players like Yuki Saito, Tatsuya Ohishi, and Hirokazu Sawamura.