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2010 Draft News and Notes: January 27, 2011

by on Jan.27, 2011 @ 12:19 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.

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Chunichi Dragons

Yudai Ono (1st round) will get a late start to spring camp because he wants to graduate from college and needs to take the final exams.  Ono left Nagoya on the 25th for the tests and won't be able to get into Okinawa until 2/1.

Daiki Yoshikawa's (2nd round) roommate during spring camp will be Naomichi Donoue.

Hanshin Tigers

Daiki Enokida (1st round) doesn't plan on calling his parents about making the Ichi-gun roster for spring camp since it's only for training camp.  He does, however, plan on giving his parents a call when he makes the actual Ichi-gun roster during the regular season.  Enokida arrived in Ginoza, Okinawa yesterday. ... Exile's Keiji is a fellow Miyazaki Kobayashi-Nishi High School Baseball Team player.

Yakult Swallows

Yuki Shichijo (2nd round) was the only rookie that made the Ichi-gun roster for spring camp.  Said Shichijo, "I'm old (26) so I thought I had to make the Ichi-gun roster."

Yomiuri Giants

Hirokazu Sawamura (1st round) would like to try and toss a bullpen session during the pre-spring-camp mini-camp that got underway today.  He got the red light from the coaches during rookie camp but hopes they'll give him a chance to toss at least one bullpen session before the start of spring camp.  He also wants a chance to watch some of the other pitchers (like Tetsuya Utsumi and Shun Tono) toss bullpen sessions as well.

Seibu Lions

The rookies have the day off today.

Tatsuya Oishi (1st round) received his first paycheck on Tuesday.  He told reporters that he was the type that went shopping, only to not buy anything.  Oishi also said that he gave his parents permission to withdraw money from his account whenever they needed to.

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