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2010 Draft News and Notes: December 6, 2010

by on Dec.06, 2010 @ 5:02 pm, under NPB

Chiba Lotte Marines

Shuhei Fujiya (6th round) is the only player the Marines have not signed to a contract yet.  And it seems they won't be able to sit down with him at least until the end of the month since he's in the middle of finals.  That means Fujiya won't be present at the team's 2010 draft pick press conference on the 9th.  At this point, the Marines are hoping they'll be able to hold a press conference for Fujiya around the 23rd.

Nippon Ham Fighters

...agreed to terms with Yuki Saito (1st round) today.  Contract 15M yen, 100M yen bonus, 50M yen incentives.  The Fighters have now finished signing all their draft picks.  Saito was also assigned the number 18. ... It appears there's a chance that Saito's first pro game could be against fellow Waseda alum Yuya Fukui (1st round) and the Hiroshima Carp -- the Fighters will be playing a practice game against the Carp on 2/12.