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[12/2/2013] Draft News and Notes

by on Dec.02, 2013 @ 11:21 pm, under NPB

Yakult Swallows

  • The Swallows signed 1st round draft pick Toshihiro Sugiura to a provision contract.  He was assigned the number eighteen.  He is currently slated to start things out at Ichi-gun spring camp. [Sponichi 12/2/2013]

Hanshin Tigers

  • 1st round draft pick Yuta Iwasada could make his debut during an exhibition game in Okinawa in late-February.  The start could come as early as the 26th (one inning). [Daily Sports 12/2/2013] ... Pitching coach Kiyooki Nakanishi plans on checking Iwasada out during 2013 draft class training camp in January to see if he is ready to be pushed during spring camp. [Sponichi 12/2/2013] ... The coaches do not plan on setting any hard limits on Iwasada during spring camp. [Nikkan Sports 12/2/2013] ... Iwasada will be assigned the number seventeen. [Sanspo 12/2/2013]

Softbank Hawks

Chiba Lotte Marines