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Yuki Saito News and Notes: January 28, 2011

by on Jan.28, 2011 @ 9:54 pm, 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.


All 6 rookies showed up in the same exact training wear today, confusing both fans and reporters.  Masahiro Inui (3rd round) was the mastermind behind the idea and jokingly told reporters it was the only way he was ever going to get any air time.  Saito wasn't informed of the idea until the very last minute and said he felt a little weirded out by it all.


Saito tossed his fourth rookie training camp bullpen session today.  He threw a total 29 pitches, including 6 off-speed pitches to a squatting catcher (Yuji Arihara).

Saito was originally scheduled to toss about 50 pitches, but decided to cut the session short because it was cold.

About 1,900 fans were at Kamagaya today.


Saito could make his debut during a practice game against the Samsung Lions on 2/13.