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[2/6/2014] Chiba Lotte Marines News and Notes

by on Feb.07, 2014 @ 1:02 am, under NPB

Name Type Date NP Notes
Yoshihisa Naruse Bullpen 2/6 68 Ten pitches with a half-squatting catcher for the high fastball; Hideaki Wakui and Yuki Karakawa tossed sessions at the same time.  Nikkan Sports 2/6/2014
Yuji Nishino Bullpen  2/6 46 Squatting catcher; fastballs and curves; he threw at seventy to eighty percent; or 56 pitches according to Nikkan Sports.  Sponichi 2/6/2014, Nikkan Sports 2/6/2014

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Quick Notes

  • Members of the 2013 draft class flew Yaeyama Kites on Wednesday.   Source: Nikkan Sports 2/5/2014
  • 2nd round draft pick Yuta Yoshida stayed back after general workouts for extra fielding practice and caught a pitching machine (about seventy baseballs).  Tsutomu Ito worked with him one-on-one.  Source: Sanspo 2/6/2014

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3rd round draft pick Ryo Miki was examined at a hospital on Wednesday and diagnosed with a left hamstring strain.  There is no timetable on his full recovery.  He will remain at Ichi-gun camp and take things slow.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/5/2014

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Yoshihisa Naruse tossed 107 pitches during his bullpen session on Tuesday.  He began with about forty pitches to a catcher squatting about a meter behind their usual spots and threw the remaining pitches with the catcher at regular distance.  He started tossing sessions with catchers setting up further away from the mound during workouts in January as a way to improve the quality of his pitches.

Source: Sponichi 2/5/2014