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2010 Draft News and Notes: January 6, 2011

by on Jan.06, 2011 @ 12:49 pm, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

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.

Yakult Swallows

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.

Yokohama Bay Stars

The Bay Stars' 2010 draft prospects moved into the player dorms today.  Yokohama's draft prospects training camp begins on the 8th.

Yomiuri Giants

All 12 of the Giants 2010 draft prospects moved into the player dorms today.  Draft prospects training camp begins on the 8th.

Nippon Ham Fighters

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.

Seibu Lions

The Lions' 2010 draft prospects moved into the player dorms today.  Training camp for the draft prospects begins on the 9th.

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