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Chiba Lotte Marines: Imaoka works out at first and third

by on Feb.09, 2010 @ 6:32 pm, under NPB, Spring Camp

=== 2/10/2010 1:51am JST

...Shunsuke Watanabe threw 104 pitches during BP on Tuesday and gave up 8 could-be hits.

=== 2/9/2010 6:32pm JST

...Yoshihisa Naruse faced 4 batters during BP on Monday and gave up 14 could-be hits on 92 pitches (Sponichi mentions 93 pitches and 9 could-be hits).  The four batters he faced: Naotaka Takehara, Kazuya Fukuura, Tomoya Satozaki, and Toshio Sato.

Naruse is hoping to get the opening day start.

...Makoto Imaoka took grounders at third and first during fielding practice on Monday.  Imaoka is looking at the new workload as an opportunity for more playing time.

Imaoka apparently passed tryouts as a third baseman.

...Kuniko Yamada (comedian) was at Lotte camp on Monday (she's friends with physical training coach Mamoru Akasaka) and joined the team for their morning walk.  It also seems like she's become an instant fan of Tae-Gyun Kim -- she got his signature, shook his hand, and later bought his t-shirt (with his name written in Korean).  She's also trying to get him to use one of her comedy skits (bus guide) for his performance after hitting a home run, a la Alex Ramirez.