The Tigers' seven 2010 draft prospects moved into the player dorms today. The Tigers' training camp for draft prospects begins on the 9th. ... Shinta Hifumi (2nd round) didn't move into the player dorms today because of a cold.
The media learned on Wednesday that 24-year-old Kentaro Kyuko (5th round) submitted marriage papers with a 25-year-old woman named Kumi Kimura (木村公美 ?) on 12/24/2010. The two are planning to hold a ceremony after the 2011 season.
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It seems Yuki Saito (1st round) could make his NPB debut during a three game series against the Orix Buffaloes that begins on 3/29 at Tokyo Dome (Sanspo figures the 30th). Masataka Nashida apparently told reporters yesterday that a "big rookie" like Saito could get a start at Tokyo Dome. ... The media learned today that Saito officially signed a management contract with Bow Planning.