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2010 Draft News and Notes: December 20, 2010

by on Dec.20, 2010 @ 1:34 pm, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

Daiki Enokida (1st round) and Araki, Fumiya (5th round) worked out at Koshien stadium today.  Seems the Tigers wanted to see how the two older picks were doing with their training (specifically with regards to their shoulder and trunk muscle strengthening exercises) and invited the two out to the stadium.  They're also trying to make sure there isn't a repeat of what happened to Kazuhito Futagami (left flank injury during the exhibition game season and right elbow pains in July) and Masanori Fujihara (left hamstring injury during spring camp).

Ni-gun pitching coach Kiyooki Nakanishi told reporters that he'd like to put Shinta Hifumi (2nd round) and Akira Iwamoto (4th round) through the same type of program that Takumi Akiyama is going / went through.  Specifically: a daily pitch count limit of 60 during spring camp and a slow increase after that and never more than 100 pitches; and no major changes to delivery or mechanics.

Nippon Ham Fighters

Yuki Saito (1st round) apparently asked the team for long, loose uniform pants that covered his socks (instead of the somewhat shorter uniform pants he used to wear that showed parts of his socks).