Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Kikuchi

will meet with at least 7 MLB teams from October 19-22 once he has met with some 12 NPB clubs. Other clubs could make offers without taking a meeting, as a reported 10-12 teams have reported interest. It looks like Kikuchi will remain in the NPB draft to keep his options open. It appears that opting out of the draft is only a courtesy to the NPB teams if the player is certain that he will not play pro ball in Japan. Tazawa officially opted out last year upon committing to an ML tract. The draft takes place the last few days of October...



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