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Chiba Lotte Marines: Still no set return date for Bob McCrory

by on Apr.10, 2011 @ 9:55 pm, under NPB
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Bob McCrory returned to the US last month in order to get his right shoulder checked out.  As of today, the club still isn't sure when he'll be able to Japan.  If it doesn't seem like McCrory will be able to return this season, the Marines may opt to release him and try to sign him again during the off-season.

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Chiba Lotte Marines Preseason News and Notes: February 25, 2011

by on Feb.25, 2011 @ 3:24 pm, under NPB
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This post will be updated throughout the day.

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Norifumi Nishimura sees tomorrow's game against the Nippon Ham Fighters as the perfect opportunity for the younger Lotte players to get their names out to the public (a large crowd is expected since Yuki Saito will probably pitch).

Ishimine is slated to start in right and bat 9th.

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The Marines announced Yoshihisa Naruse's Happy Family Seats (家族だんらんシート) today.

===== 2/25 @ 3:24pm

Shota Ishimine (1st round) told reporters yesterday that he felt his hitting improved the most during spring camp.

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The Marines decided yesterday that they'll send Bob McCrory down to Ni-gun after the 27th.  The Marines shut McCrory down (no throwing) towards the end of spring camp because of tightness in his body, most likely due to fatigue.

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Chiba Lotte Marines Spring Camp News and Notes: February 19, 2011

by on Feb.19, 2011 @ 4:17 pm, under NPB
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This post will be updated throughout the day.

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The Ichi-gun roster has the day off today.

===== 2/19 @ 10:14pm

Takayuki Takaguchi worked out for about 2 hours on his day off today.  He worked with batting coach Eiji Kanamori on his hitting.

===== 2/19 @ 4:17pm

The Marines decided today that they will be holding a retirement ceremony for Koichi Hori on 3/12 (vs Seibu).

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Yuta Omine, and a number of other players including Tetsuya Yamamoto and Shota Ishimine (1st round), took part in an event to help clean-up Ishigaki during his day off today.  About 200 people showed up and helped collect garbage that filled up 121 bags of garbage (45 liter bags); they also picked up about 3,600 cigarette butts.

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Bob McCrory threw 29 pitches in the bullpen yesterday.  This was the first time McCrory threw off a mound since he tossed BP on 2/7.  Since then, he's run into some problems like catching cold (he had a fever) and having right shoulder and right leg tightness.  At this point, he's throwing his fastballs at about 50% and is still he's having problems finding consistency with his off-speed pitches.

Tatsuya Uchi has also run into some problems (right ankle pains) and is currently working out at Ni-gun.

Both players were considered closing candidates, but if neither player is ready for the start of the regular season, the Marines may be forced to begin the season with a closer-by-committee setup (made up of 2-3 pitchers).

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Seven players, including Tadahito Iguchi, Yoshihisa Naruse, and Ikuhiro Kiyota, visited a child welfare facility called Narasa after practice yesterday.

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Chiba Lotte Marines sign 28-year-old RHP Bob McCrory

by on Dec.28, 2010 @ 2:46 pm, under NPB
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1/27/2011 @ 8:34pm JST

The Marines held a press conference for McCrory today at Chiba Marine Stadium.

12/28/2010 @ 6:57pm JST

According to Sanspo, McCrory's contract is worth US$200,000 (or about 16.6M yen).

2:46pm JST

The Chiba Lotte Marines formally announced today that they signed 28-year-old RHP Bob McCrory to a contract and assigned him the number 16.  No other information is known at this time.

The Marines are hoping McCrory will be able to fill in the hole left open by Hiroyuki Kobayashi's departure.

See also:

Chiba Lotte Marines looking to sign Bob McCrory

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Chiba Lotte Marines looking to sign Bob McCrory

by on Dec.14, 2010 @ 9:59 pm, under NPB
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The Chiba Lotte Marines are looking into signing 28-year-old RHP Bob McCrory and are hoping to have things finalized around the 20th.

McCrory attended a tryout with the Marines during fall camp earlier in the off-season and apparently impressed the Marines enough to win a contract.  The Marines like McCrory's velocity and feel he can help strengthen their relief corp.

Career Stats

YR TM Lvl W L ERA G GS CG ShO GF Sv IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP
2010 BAL AA 3 4 4.88 19 0 0 0 8 2 27.2 25 19 15 1 17 23 1.52
MLB Totals 0 0 17.05 15 0 0 0 4 0 13.2 27 31 25 3 18 9 3.41
MiLB Totals 14 20 3.45 194 19 0 0 87 41 308.0 283 153 118 20 168 288 1.46
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Chiba Lotte Marines hold tryouts for Fujita, Bayliss, and McCrory

by on Nov.18, 2010 @ 4:10 am, under NPB
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The Chiba Lotte Marines held tryouts for Soichi Fujita, Jonah Bayliss, and Bob McCrory on Wednesday (first day was actually on Tuesday).

It seems the three were supposed to pitch in a simulated game during practice on Wednesday, but the rain pushed that off to today.  The Marines are expected to decide on the fate of the three pitchers based on their performances during the simulated game.

Regarding McCrory, he tossed about 70 pitches in the bullpen (mostly fastballs) on Tuesday.  McCrory arrived in Japan on the Sunday and was apparently a little jet-lagged.  He still managed to top out at 148km/h.  The Marines apparently like McCrory because of his experience as a reliever.

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Lotte to give tryouts to Soichi Fujita, Jonah Bayliss, and Bob McCrory

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Lotte to give tryouts to Soichi Fujita, Jonah Bayliss, and Bob McCrory

by on Nov.12, 2010 @ 4:10 am, under NPB
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The Chiba Lotte Marines announced on Thursday that they were going to give Yomiuri Giant senryokugai Soichi Fujita a tryout.  Fujita's tryout will take place over a 2-3 day period beginning on the 16th (during fall camp).

The Marines will also be giving tryouts to Jonah Bayliss and Bob McCrory.

Bayliss was drafted by the Royals in the 2002 draft and spent 5 seasons in their organization.  After that he spent time in the Pirates and Blue Jays organizations and then signed on with the Seibu Lions in 2009.

McCrory is a 28 year-old pitcher that has spent his entire career in the Baltimore organization and pitched all of 13 innings in the Majors (split between 2008 and 2009).

Jonah Bayliss

YR TM Lvl W L ERA G GS CG ShO GF Sv IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP
2010 TEX AAA 1 4 3.58 43 0 0 0 12 0 65 65.0 27 26 7 21 61 1.32
MLB Totals 5 4 6.75 61 0 0 0 23 0 64 71.0 49 48 11 33 54 1.63
MiLB Totals 35 44 4.14 292 65 2 1 114 41 646 606.0 340 297 65 276 560 1.36

NPB Stats

Year Team G W L SV CG SHO BF IP H HR BB HB SO WP BK R ER ERA
2009 SEI 19 0 0 1 0 0 67 14.0 18 1 8 0 6 1 0 5 5 3.21
Totals 19 0 0 1 0 0 67 14.0 18 1 8 0 6 1 0 5 5 3.21

Bob McCrory

YR TM Lvl W L ERA G GS CG ShO GF Sv IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP
2010 BAL AA 3 4 4.88 19 0 0 0 8 2 27.0 25 19 15 1 17 23 1.52
MLB Totals 0 0 17.05 15 0 0 0 4 0 13.0 27 31 25 3 18 9 3.41
MiLB Totals 14 20 3.45 194 19 0 0 87 41 308.0 283 153 118 20 168 288 1.46
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