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Chiba Lotte Marines admit they’re looking at a position player

by on Feb.28, 2011 @ 9:27 pm, under NPB

Akira Ishikawa (team operating director) told reporters today that they are looking to select a position player as compensation for losing Hiroyuki Kobayashi to the Hanshin Tigers.  The team is expected to make a formal announcement tomorrow.

With the Marines losing Tsuyoshi Nishioka to international free agency and Toshiaki Imae off to a late start due to a left calf strain, it's likely the team is looking to bolster their infield depth.