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Chiba Lotte Marines Spring Camp News and Notes: February 13, 2011

by on Feb.13, 2011 @ 2:40 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.

===== 2/13 @ 11:00pm

Tae-Kyun Kim took a thrown ball off his back while running the bases during situational BP and left practice early.  And Yuki Karakawa was excused from practice today due to a cold.


Takuya Furuya faced 7 batters during situational BP today and gave up 2 hits.


Morozumi checked out the Hanshin Tigers - Yakult Swallows practice game today and told reporters there was a chance that their list could grow bigger as they spent time scouting the team (seems a number of additional players caught his eye today).

===== 2/13 @ 4:31pm

Naotaka Takehara felt tightness in his left hamstring and worked out under a different training menu today.  Takehara apparently started feeling tightness in his left leg during practice yesterday.


Kazunori Yamamoto faced 8 batters during situational BP today and did not allow any hits, walked 1, and struck out 5.

===== 2/13 @ 2:40pm

Kenji Morozumi (chief of team development) is scouting the players at Ginoza, Okinawa while Naoki Matsumoto (team development scouting supervisor) and Yukihito Sato (team development) are checking the players at Aki, Kochi.

Morozumi spent some time checking on some players in the bullpen (when pitchers like Shinobu Fukuhara, Kazuya Tsutsui, and Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi were tossing sessions) and also watched situational BP at the main field.  Matsumoto and Sato were around to watch pitchers like Naohisa Sugiyama, Hirotaka Egusa, and Takumi Akiayama.  They also saw players like Keisuke Kano and Ikuro Katsuragi take BP.

The three are scheduled to continue their watch today.  The team is apparently hoping to begin finalizing their decision around the 20th.