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JHBF issues stern warning to 2nd round draft pick Makoto Aiuchi

by on Dec.12, 2012 @ 11:57 pm, under High School, NPB

Seibu Lions' 2nd round draft pick Makoto Aiuchi received a stern warning from the Japan High School Baseball Federation (JHBF) after he was caught driving without a license and speeding on the 4th.  Contract negotiations with the Lions have been put on hold.  Aiuchi is currently serving out a suspension issued by his high school.  Source: Nikkan Sports 12/12/2012

Hisanobu Watanabe spoke to reporters on Tuesday and said he ultimately wanted to see the student sign with the Lions.  Source: Sponichi 12/12/2012

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A high school player drafted by the Seibu Lions gets caught driving without a license