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Chiba Lotte Marines: Makoto Imaoka t-shirts to go on sale

by on Feb.11, 2010 @ 4:57 pm, under NPB, Spring Camp

=== 2/12/2010 12:11am JST

...Yuki Karakawa struck out Makoto Imaoka during situational BP on Thursday.  Karakawa got Imaoka to strike out a 1-2 slider outside.  Imaoka was in the process of working on hitting the ball to the right side when he struck out.

Incidentally, it seems the point of this article was to show that Karakawa was able to throw his slider where he wanted it.  Otherwise, this really isn't such a big deal.

...The Marines are thinking of giving Michael Tejera a try during an intra-squad practice game on the 13th.

=== 2/11/2010 4:57pm JST

...Saburo complained of lower back pains due to fatigue back on 2/7.  On Thursday, he re-started his batting practice.

...Makoto Imaoka merchandise will start going on sale on Thursday.  For now, a t-shirt with his number will be the only item available.  The team is hoping more (like hand towels) will be ready by opening day.

...Fuji TV "Weather-lady" Yuri Takami gave out early Valentine's Day Chocolates to Norifumi Nishimura, Yuta Ohmine, and Yuki Karakawa on Thursday.

...Yuta Ohmine told reporters on Wednesday that he'd like to play at the next WBC, if possible.  Ohmine has already thrown about 1,000 pitches during Spring camp so far.