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Chiba Lotte Marines: February 10, 2012

by on Feb.10, 2012 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Thursday

  • Yoshihisa Naruse faced Tadahito Iguchi and Shota Ishimine during batting practice and allowed seven could-be hits on sixty-nine pitches. (Sponichi)

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The team had the day off today.

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Shunichi Nemoto, Kei Hosoya, 3rd round draft pick Daichi Suzuki worked out on their day off today.  Their workouts included batting and fielding practices.  All three players are said to be competing for the starting shortstop job.

Suzuki is scheduled to be one of the starting shortstops for an intra-squad game tomorrow.

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1st round draft pick Takahiro Fujioka spent about two hours working out on his day off today.  His workouts included running and playing catch.

====== UPDATE 2/11 @ 2:00am

Ikuhiro Kiyota has been using with a 1.5kg training bat during soft-toss BP.  The bat was given to him by Hisayoshi Chono (YOM).  Kiyota has also been using softballs during soft-toss.

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Thursday was Norihiro Komada's last day as a special instructor.  He told reporters he was satisfied with the progress Shoitsu Omatsu made with his work at first base and that he should be ok.