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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.


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.


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.