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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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