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2011 Draft News and Notes from 12/4/2011

by on Dec.05, 2011 @ 1:12 am, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

When introducing the players the team drafting this year during a press conference on Saturday, scouting director Takashi Ofuchi explained Tomoyuki Sugano's absence with the following line: "Sugano-senshu could not be here with us today because we are still in the middle of negotiations with him."

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Hideki Kuriyama told reporters on Saturday he was thinking about starting 5th round draft pick Toshiharu Moriuchi at Ichi-gun spring camp next year.

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One of 7th round draft pick Takumi Oshima's goals is to catch Yuki Saito in a game.

Hanshin Tigers

Ikusei 1st round draft pick Seiya Hirokami and Softbank Ikusei 4th round draft pick Takashi Shimizu made appearances at a shopping mall in Isesaki, Gunma on Sunday.