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2010 Draft News and Notes: December 5, 2010

by on Dec.05, 2010 @ 6:16 pm, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

The Tigers held a physical fitness test for all 8 of their 2010 draft players at Koshien Stadium earlier today.  Afterward, the players were given a tour of the stadium and of the Naruohama training grounds.  Shinta Hifumi (2nd round) managed 16 pull-ups.

Yomiuri Giants

Swallows' manager Junji Ogawa had the following three bits of advice for Hirokazu Sawamura (1st round): don't forget to say your hellos; focus on baseball; don't forget what it was like when you first started playing.  Ogawa and Sawamura are both Chuo University alumni.

Nippon Ham Fighters

Sapporo TV is planning on carrying a live broadcast of Yuki Saito's (1st round) press conference on the 6th (assuming negotiations go smoothly and Saito signs).