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[2/1/2014] Chiba Lotte Marines News and Notes

by on Feb.02, 2014 @ 2:43 am, under NPB

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

February 1

  • Yoshihisa Naruse - fifty pitches, including the first thirty with the catcher squatting about 1.5 meters behind their usual spot

Source: Daily Sports 2/1/2014

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Hideaki Wakui is planning to toss a bullpen session toward the end of the first block of spring camp.

Source: Daily Sports 2/1/2014

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Kazuya Fukuura felt some tightness in his lower back and will most likely take things slow during the first block of spring camp.

Source: Daily Sports 2/1/2014

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Daichi Suzuki was officially named the team's player chairman on Saturday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/1/2014

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Tsutomu Ito does not want to lose sight of the fans and wants to make sure there is enough space for them to watch players practice during spring camp.  And while players should be focused on their workouts, he also wants them to spend time with fans when they can.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/1/2014, Nikkan Sports 2/1/2014, Sponichi 2/1/2014

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One of the first phrases Luis Cruz learned from Ichiro Suzuki when they were teammates last year was onaka itai, or my stomach hurts.  He also learned ogenkidesuka! (are you healthy! or are you okay!) and ohayo (good morning).

Source: Sponichi 2/1/2014