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Keiichi Yabu’s tryout with Lotte began today

by on Jul.26, 2010 @ 8:07 pm, under NPB

Keiichi Yabu's tryout with the Marines began today at Lotte Urawa Stadium.  His tryout continues through to tomorrow and the team will make a decision on what to do with him by Friday (7/30).

Yabu threw 41 pitches (fastball and off-speed pitches) in the bullpen today and topped out at 146km/h.  Norifumi Nishimura told reporters that if Yabu can continue to pitch as he did today, he'd be just fine.