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Daily Sports: Chiba Lotte Marines interested in Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi

by on Dec.03, 2011 @ 3:17 pm, under NPB

According to Daily Sports, the Marines are currently looking into Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi (43).  An Ikusei deal is a possibility.

Lotte apparently likes Shimoyanagi because he is an experienced left-handed veteran that is capable of starting.  While the team does have other left-handed options, like newly drafted players Takahiro Fujioka and Yuhei Nakaushiro, there is concern about whether or not they will be ready and Shimoyanagi could be used as a temporary stopgap until they are.

Daily Sports also notes that the Marines currently have 65 players on their 70-man roster and may look to sign two foreign players and Saburo.