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Chiba Lotte Marines: January 12, 2012

by on Jan.12, 2012 @ 11:50 pm, under NPB

Tomoya Satozaki and Kazuya Fukuura both worked out at QVC Marine today.

Satozaki's workouts included playing catch, long toss, fielding practice, and BP.  Satozaki changed his diet this winter in an attempt to create a body that can withstand playing a full season.  He is also just four shy of 100 career home runs.

Fukuura told reporters he wanted to improve his batting average this season and will be using a bat that is about 10 grams heavier (between 900 to 910 grams) than what he used last year.  He also expressed an interest to play first.

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The first block of training camp (1/10-1/12) for the 2011 draft class ended today.  2nd round draft pick Yuhei Nakaushiro told reporters he wanted to visit Ikebukuro on his day off tomorrow.

1st round draft pick Takahiro Fujioka took some soft toss BP from both sides of the plate during practices today.