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Chiba Lotte Marines Spring Camp News and Notes: February 11, 2011

by on Feb.11, 2011 @ 11:54 am, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.

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Shoitsu Omatsu took about 100 swings during extra BP after general practice today and hit 15 over the fence.

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Takashi Ogino took part in situational BP yesterday.  On offense, he hit a triple off Hiroki Ueno.  On defense, he played at short and showed good mobility.

====== 2/11 @ 11:54am

The Marines will be sending scouts to both the Hanshin Tigers Ginoza, Okinawa Ichi-gun camp and Aki, Kochi Ni-gun camp in the coming days.

Said operating director Akira Ishikawa, "I took a peak.  They did a good job protecting players.  But there are some players we're interested in. ... I think this is going to take some time.  We'll probably send a couple people to both their camps. ... We'll narrow down who we're interested in the most and decide who will be watching which player.  If we take a veteran, it'll be someone that can help us right away.  If it's a young player, we'll take one that has the potential."

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Bill Murphy surprised people when showed up yesterday without any facial hair.

Said Murphy, "I shaved the hairs on my and things just didn't look right so I also ended shaving the hair around my mouth. ... But since I probably don't look too scary without facial hair, I'll grow it out like a bear by opening day."