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Chiba Lotte Marines Spring Camp News and Notes: February 18, 2011

by on Feb.18, 2011 @ 3:44 pm, under NPB

This post will be updated throughout the day.

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Yesterday's intra-squad game:

The reds beat the whites, 6-5.

Yuki Karakawa started for the reds and threw 2 shutout innings while giving up 1 hit.  Of the 30 pitches Karakawa threw, 4 where shutos (all were thrown in the second inning and the one hit he gave up was off a shuto as well).  It was the first time in about 9 months that Karakawa threw the shuto.

Tadahito Iguchi started at second and batted 3rd for the reds.  He went 3-for-4 with an RBI.

===== 2/18 @ 10:40pm

The Marines have intra-squad games scheduled on the 21st and 22nd.

===== 2/18 @ 8:29pm

Shunsuke Watanabe threw 66 pitches in the bullpen today.  Watanabe will probably get a chance to pitch during an intra-squad game some time during the next block of camp.

===== 2/18 @ 3:44pm

Yoshihisa Naruse threw 112 pitches in the bullpen today.  Naruse was originally planning to throw about 50-60 pitches but kept going because he wasn't satisfied with the session.

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The Marines have apparently narrowed down their list of potential compensation picks from the Hanshin Tigers to two pitchers (down from 2 pitches and 1 position player).  There's still a possibility the team could decide on money only compensation, but in either case, the team will try to come up with a final decision by sometime around the 22nd or 23rd.