The Dragons agreed to terms with 4th round draft pick Takehiko Tsuji on Monday - 12M yen, 45M yen bonus.
3rd round draft pick Naoto Nishida told reporters on Sunday that he wanted to gain about 5 pounds before the start of spring camp (from 80kg to 85kg). And while he would like to play short (his goal is apparently to become a player like Takashi Toritani), the Tigers have yet to decide where Nishida will play (they plan on trying him at all positions, other than catcher).
Chief scout Toshihiko Sonoda watched 1st round draft pick Yusuke Nomura pitch on Sunday and was impressed with the control he showed over his off-speed pitches. He told reporters that Nomura will likely start things off at Ichi-gun spring camp and could even make the starting rotation.