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[2/7/2014] Chiba Lotte Marines News and Notes

by on Feb.08, 2014 @ 2:47 am, under NPB

Name Date Swings Notes
Daichi Suzuki 2/7 14 Faced Yuta Omine; recorded eight could be hits.  Sponichi 2/7/2014
Seiya Inoue 2/7 ~200 Extra batting practice; sixty-eight over the fence.  Sports Hochi 2/7/2014
Seiya Inoue 2/7 14 Regular batting practice; eight-could be hits.  Sports Hochi 2/7/2014
Name Type Date NP Notes
Hideaki Wakui Bullpen 2/7 78 Sanspo 2/7/2014
Takahiro Fujioka Bullpen 2/7 ~50 Tsutomu Ito caught the session.  Sanspo 2/7/2014
Yuki Karakawa Bullpen 2/6 116 The first 30 pitches were thrown with the catcher about a meter behind their usual spot; including four shutos.  Sanspo 2/7/2014, Sponichi 2/7/2014
Hiroya Kawamitsu Bullpen 2/6 96 Sports Hochi 2/7/2014


Quick Notes

  • NPB Commissioner Katsuhiko Kumazaki visited Ishigaki camp on Thursday.  Source: Sanspo 2/7/2014
  • The Yomiuri Giants, Yakult Swallows, and Chunichi Dragons were at Ishigaki camp checking on players on Thursday.  Source: Sanspo 2/7/2014
  • Yuki Karakawa got tips on how to throw the shuto from Hideaki Wakui when they worked out in Chiba last month.  Source: Sponichi 2/7/2014


Yuji Nishino tossed a bullpen session on Thursday.  He told reporters that his shoulder felt fine.  If everything goes well, he could join Ichi-gun camp when the Ni-gun team heads to Kagoshima on the 15th.

Source: Daily Sports 2/7/2014


Hiroya Kawamitsu worked on strengthening his body while working with Ni-gun Pitching Coach Tadakatsu Kotani last year.  His weight increased from seventy-five kilograms to eighty-four kilograms and his fastball went from 138km/h to 143km/h.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/7/2014