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Chiba Lotte Marines News and Notes: February 19, 2013

by on Feb.19, 2013 @ 11:24 pm, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Today

  • 1st round draft pick Takahiro Matsunaga: bullpen, forty pitches
  • Takahiro Fujioka: bullpen, thirty-seven pitches

Source: Sponichi 2/19/2013, Nikkan Sports 2/19/2013

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The Marines closed out their camp in Ishigaki, Okinawa today.

Source: Sponichi 2/19/2013

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Yuki Karakawa will be sent down to Ni-gun because he needs a little more time to rehab his right elbow.  He will likely return to Ichi-gun on March 7 and pitch in a exhibition game against Softbank at YafuOku on March 10.

Source: Sponichi 2/19/2013

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Naoya Masuda will also be sent down to Ni-gun -- he got a late start after suffering a collapsed lung and is now tossing bullpen sessions with pitch count limits.  Like Karakawa, he too will likely return to Ichi-gun on March 7.

Source: Sponichi 2/19/2013

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The following players will also be sent down to Ni-gun camp for additional work: Yuta Ohmine, Hiroki Ueno, Shingo OnoYoshihiro Ito, 2nd round draft pick Hiroya KawamitsuSeth GreisingerMasatomo Uematsu, Naoya EmuraKeiyo Aomatsu, and Takumi Kobe.

A total twelve players will be reporting to Ni-gun camp in Satsumasendai, Kagoshima on Wednesday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/19/2013