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Yuki Saito excited about pitching in the US

by on Feb.17, 2010 @ 1:40 am, under College

Waseda University will be hold a training camp in Los Angeles beginning on the 25th.  Yuki Saito told reporters on Tuesday that he's interested in seeing how his current skill set translates against teams from the US.

One of the teams Waseda will be playing is UCLA, the home of Gerrit Cole (the Yanks offered Cole a seven-figure signing bonus after they selected him in the first round of the 2008 draft).  Saito didn't seem very interested in him and said that his main focus was on hitters, not pitchers.

Waseda is scheduled to play 6 games during their stay in the US.  The team is also planning on catching a Dodger's exhibition game in Arizona as well.

The team will be in the US until March 12th.