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[2/3/2014] Chiba Lotte Marines News and Notes

by on Feb.04, 2014 @ 5:43 am, under NPB

Batting Practice

February 3

  • 5th round draft pick Seiya Inoue - forty-four swings, six over the fence

Source: Sanspo 2/3/2014

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

February 3

  • Naoya Masuda - thirty-eight pitches; all fastballs

Source: Daily Sports 2/3/2014

February 2

  • 4th round draft pick Shohei Yoshihara - fifty-five pitches

Source: Sanspo 2/3/2014

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Takahiro Fujioka almost hit someone during infield drills on Monday.  The catcher signaled Fujioka to make a throw to first.  He spun and fired the ball.  Just before releasing the ball, he noticed neither Craig Brazell nor 5th round draft pick Seiya Inoue were looking in his direction and managed to hook it just enough to avoid an accident.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/3/2014

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Tsutomu Ito spent some time giving 2nd round draft pick Yuta Yoshida tips on catching on Sunday (like how to use the arm and wrist).

Source: Sponichi 2/3/2014

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Samurai Japan Hiroki Kokubo told reporters he wants to keep an eye on Shohei Kato because he showed good bat speed during workouts on Sunday and has good potential.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/3/2014