The Chiba Lotte Marines announced that they invited thirty-year-old Kohei Shibata, twenty-five-year-old Kentaro Inomoto, and twenty-three-year-old Kazuma Mike to a tryout during fall camp, between November 15 and 17.
Source: Nikkan Sports 11/13/2016
[UPDATE 11/16 @ 5:39pm]
Mike played in an intra-squad game on November 16. He got the start center and batted ninth for the Reds. He went 2-for-2: single to left in the third, single to center in the fifth, HBP and one RBI in the sixth.
Source: Sanspo 11/16/2016
[UPDATE 11/18 @ 12:08am]
Shibata played in an intra-squad game on November 16. He started in center and batted seventh for the Whites. He reached on an error in his first at bat and promptly stole second. He grounded out to short and lined out to short in his next two at bats.
Source: Daily Sports 11/17/2016
[UPDATE 11/18 @ 5:35pm]
Shibata started in center and batted lead-off during an intra-squad game on November 17. He made a nice catch on defense in the first inning. He recorded a single to right in the bottom of the first and a timely triple to left-center in the second. He worked out an eleven-pitch walk in the fifth.
Source: Daily Sports 11/18/2016
[UPDATE 12/2 @ 9:14pm]
Lotte announced today that Inomoto, Shibata, and Mike passed their tryouts with the team.
Source: Daily Sports 12/2/2016