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Chiba Lotte Marines Spring Camp News and Notes: February 7, 2011

by on Feb.07, 2011 @ 5:06 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.

===== 2/7 @ 11:28pm

Yoshihisa Naruse not only threw 108 pitches during BP today, but also tossed another 126 in the bullpen (for total 234).


Bob McCrory made an appearance during BP today and faced Shota Ishimine (1st round) and Shota Koike (4th round).

Ishimine had a hard time adjusting to McCrory's two-seamer.


Despite spending about 20 minutes tossing BP today, Atsuhiro Mitsuhara threw an additional 31 pitches in the bullpen.

===== 2/7 @ 5:06pm

Takeshi Aono was promoted to Ichi-gun spring camp today.


The media learned yesterday that there was a chance the Marines might give Atsushi Kobayashi (3rd round) a start in an exhibition game against the Nippon Ham Fighters on the 26th.  Seems Norifumi Nishimura was fairly impressed with Kobayashi's BP outing yesterday: 74 pitches; faced Ikuhiro Kiyota, Naotaka Takehara, Hisao Heiuchi, and Shoitsu Omatsu; gave up 11 could-be hits (including 2 homers to Omatsu); he also broke Takehara's bat with an fastball on the inside portion of the plate.


Yuki Karakawa faced four batters, including Tomoya Satozaki and Kazuya Fukuura, during his BP outing yesterday.  He also only threw fastballs.