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2010 Draft News and Notes: November 12, 2010

by on Nov.12, 2010 @ 8:22 pm, under NPB

Yokohama Bay Stars

...agreed to terms with Junya Ohara (7th round).  Contract 6M yen, bonus 8M yen.

Chiba Lotte Marines

...agreed to basic terms with Shota Kurosawa (Ikusei 1st round).  Contract 2.4M yen, bonus 1M yen.

Nippon Ham Fighters

The Fighters apparently have an idea about introducing Yuki Saito (1st round) on Christmas at Sapporo Dome since he likely won't be under contract in time Fan Festival 2010 (11/20).  In fact, they announced today that he won't be attending Fan Festival.  Saito also recently told reporters that he really wasn't interested in visiting Susukino (although he did also mention that he heard there were good places to eat).  While Susukino isn't by definition a seedy area, it is also sort of known as a place where ballplayers tend to fool around.

Softbank Hawks

...met with Takaki Minami (3rd round) on Thursday.  Minami's goal is to apparently record 200 wins and said, "I think they picked me because of my potential.  But I'd like to get to Ichi-gun as soon as possible."