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2010 Draft News and Notes: November 23, 2010

by on Nov.23, 2010 @ 8:15 pm, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

...agreed to terms with Masahiro Nakatani (3rd round) today.  Contract 6M yen, bonus 50M yen.

Nippon Ham Fighters

Yuki Saito (1st round) worked out in the morning and afternoon yesterday.  Seems he's having a hard time finding a catcher since everyone is essentially focused on their classes and fitting in practice sessions in between.  Saito will also be going on Waseda University's championship trip to Guam in December.

And while not specifically Saito news, the Fighters are planning on marketing Junichi Fujii merchandise (like a t-shirt with him pumping his fist).  Fujii is not only the Fighters' president, but also the man responsible for pulling the golden ticket to negotiate with Saito during this year's draft, as well as the winning ticket for Sho Nakata in 2007.

Softbank Hawks

...agreed to basic terms with Masato Sakata (5th round) today.  Contract 5M yen, bonus 35M yen.