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Yuki Saito News and Notes: January 29, 2011

by on Jan.29, 2011 @ 3:37 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.

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Saito actually threw 17 pitches to a standing catcher before tossing 29 pitches to squatting catcher yesterday.

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Nikkan Sports has an image of the 6 rookies wearing the same training suit to practice yesterday morning.  And the entire get-up will set people back 31,500 yen: orange neck warmer 3,150 yen; shoes 12,600 yen; training suit 15,750 yen.

Saito, Masahiro Inui (3rd round), and Yuya Taniguchi (5th round) have contracts with Mizuno, so this little stunt didn't cost them a thing.  The other three players had to get permission from the companies they already have contracts with (and will split the cost of the suits): Yodai Enoshita (4th round) has a contract with Rawlings and both Haruki Nishikawa (2nd round) and Masaru Saito (6th round) are with SSK.

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The Hiroshima Carp are thinking about beefing up security in / around their training grounds when the Nippon Ham Fighters drop in for a practice game on 2/12.

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Hair AND Make RaB (hair salon) in Nago, Okinawa is offering to take good care of Saito's hair care needs during spring camp.

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About 2,300 fans showed up at Kamagaya today.  Saito kept his training light today (played some catch, took some fielding practice).

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