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Yuki Saito News and Notes: January 26, 2011

by on Jan.26, 2011 @ 11:00 am, under NPB

This post will be updated with information as it becomes available so keep checking back if you have any interest in Yuki Saito.

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Saito's first paycheck (1.25M yen) was deposited into his bank account on Tuesday.

Saito's comment carried by Sanspo: "I don't gamble so I don't use a lot [of money].  How much do average college grads receive for their first paycheck?  I want to imagine it at that level."

Saito's comment carried by Sponichi (assuming college grads make about 180,000 yen for their first paycheck): "Rent in the city is around 80,000 yen.  Throw in food and mobile phone bills.  That probably leaves about 50,000 yen, maybe more like 30,000 yen.  I don't gamble and I have no interest in brand labels.  I'll even go to Uniqlo. ... I want to live at the same level as the average college grad.  I want to be able to return to normal society after I retire from baseball.  I'll just save [the rest] for now."

The average college grad's first paycheck (2010): Sanspo says about 197,400 yen.  Saito apparently intends to keep his usage down to about 50,000 yen a month.

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Today was the final day of the fourth block of rookie training camp.

Saito worked out for about 2 hours today at Kamagaya.  He told reporters that he planned on turning things up during spring camp.