Here's more on some of the minor leaguers that I was following in the offseason:
- Kazuhiro Takeoka -> training in Arizona, hoping to catch on with a team as the season progresses.
- Takateru Iyono -> didn't catch on with an MLB organization; signed with the Brother Elephants of Taiwan.
- Tatsuya Ozeki -> flunked his audition with the Rockies, back in Japan blogging.
- Michinao Yamamura -> looks like he was in camp with the independent Calgary Vipers; not sure if he made the team.
- Koichi Misawa -> Unknown; all I could find was that he won't be back with Northern League's RailCats in 2009.
- Yosuke Kawaguchi -> this guy wasn't on my radar at all, but two seperate readers pointed out that he's signed with the Yuma Scorpions of the independent Golden League (thanks to readers Dave and Patrick P for the tip).
All these guys, with the exception of Misawa, played in NPB last season.