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Futagami Not Interested in MLB

by Patrick Newman (Jun 18, 2009)

While Hosei University righthander Kazuhito Futagami has gotten some attention from MLB scouts, apparently the pitcher isn't reciprocating the interest. Futagami addressed the issue in a brief Q&A wite Livedoor.

-It seems like Hanshin is very keen on you.

"I'm from Kochi, and I go to Hanshin's camp (in Aki, Kochi), so that's a team that's near to my heart."

-Major League teams have interest in you.

"I don't have much intrest in the Major Leagues. You know, I like Japan (laughter). I think it's off to go to America without succeeding in Japan."

-Do you have a team that you would like to go to?

"There isn't any team that I especially want to go to. But I'm paying attention to the Pacific League teams. Pitchers in my age group like Yu Darvish (Nippon Ham), who is one year older than me, and Masahiro Tanaka (Rakuten), who is one year younger, are competing and maturing there."


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