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2010 Draft News and Notes: December 3, 2010

by on Dec.03, 2010 @ 3:32 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Hirokazu Sawamura (1st round) visited his old high school (Sano Nihon University HS) on Thursday and told students of the three things he lived by as he prepared himself for the pros.  They are: Food (no soda, no fast food), Body (think of your body when doing extracurricular activities, for example, Sawamura stayed away from bowling and darts because of shoulder problems he had during high school), and Mental (avoid temptations, which is why he never attends relationship parties).  Sawamura also plans on continuing to follow these things now that he's turned pro.

Nippon Ham Fighters

The Fighters will apparently be playing an exhibition game against the Yakult Swallows at Jingu Stadium on 3/12.  And if the stars are aligned just right, there's a chance Yuki Saito (1st round) might get a chance to pitch that day.  Or at least that's what Sponichi is hyping.

Rakuten Eagles

...agreed to basic terms with Manabu Mima (2nd round) today.  Contract 12M yen, bonus 70M yen.