The Chiba Lotte Marines released some information about fall camp:
Source: Lotte 10/15/20180 Comments
|Status||Name JPN||Name ENG||Notes|
|–||角中勝也||Katsuya Kakunaka||[10/14] Kakunaka is planning to consider all his options, including the domestic free agent option he earned in September this year. Nikkan Sports 10/14/2018|
|Status||Name JPN||Name ENG||Current Position||Notes||Official|
|–||河野亮||Ryo Kawano||Former Rakuten Coach||[10/15] The Marines are planning to offer Kawano a job as hitting coach. Daily Sports 10/15/2018, Sponichi 10/15/2018|
|–||鶴岡一成||Kazunari Tsuruoka||Ni-gun Battery Coach||[10/15] Tsuruoka is not expected go return next year. Nikkan Sports 10/15/2018|
|–||福沢洋一||Yoichi Fukuzawa||Ni-gun General Coach||[10/15] Fukuzawa is not expected go return next year. Nikkan Sports 10/15/2018|
|–||大隣憲司||Kenji Otonari||Retiring||[10/15] Otonari will become a Ni-gun pitching coach next year. Sponichi 10/15/2018|
|–||根元俊一||Shunichi Nemoto||Retiring||[10/15] Nemoto will become a Ni-gun infield/base coach next year. Sponichi 10/15/2018|
|–||岡田幸文||Yoshifumi Okada||Retiring||[10/15] Okada will be assigned a coaching role with the BC League’s Tochigi Golden Braves. Sponichi 10/15/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/15/2018|
|–||金沢岳||Takeshi Kanazawa||Retiring||[10/14] Kanazawa is set to take on the role of Ni-gun battery coach. Nikkan Sports 10/14/2018|
|OUT||小林雅英||Masahide Kobayashi||Pitching Coach||[10/14] The Marines will not offer Kobayashi a new contract.||10/14|
|OUT||金森栄治||Eiji Kanamori||Hitting Coach||[10/07] The Marines will not offer Kanamori a new contract.||10/14|
October 8 vs Softbank at ZOZO Marine – Okada went hitless in his fifty-ninth straight plate appearance and tied an NPB record for position players. The previous record of fifty-eight was set by Teruhide Sakurai between 1977 and 1978 (for all players, including pitchers, the streak of ninety was set by Kenshiro Saga between 1954 and 1955). Okada’s streak began in October 2016. He ended the streak with a hit to left in the fifth inning (off Nao Higashihama).
Okada set the record and broke the streak during his retirement game. He finished his career with zero home runs over 2,501 trips to the plate.0 Comments
|Pos||Name JPN||Name ENG|
|P||関谷 亮太||Ryota Sekiya|
|P||酒居 知史||Tomohito Sakai|
|P||渡邉 啓太||Keita Watanabe|
|P||島 孝明||Takaaki Shima|
|P||成田 翔||Kakeru Narita|
|P||田中 靖洋||Yasuhiro Tanaka|
|P||森 遼大朗||Ryotaro Mori|
|C||宗接 唯人||Yuito Munetsugu|
|C||柿沼 友哉||Tomoya Kakinuma|
|INF||安田 尚憲||Hisanori Yasuda|
|INF||高濱 卓也||Takuya Takahama|
|INF||香月 一也||Kazuya Katsuki|
|INF||李 杜軒||Tu-Hsuan Lee|
|INF||大木 貴将||Takamasa Oki|
|OF||加藤 翔平||Shohei Kato|
|OF||伊志嶺 翔大||Shota Ishimine|
|OF||三家 和真||Kazuma Mike|
|OF||和田 康士朗||Koshiro Wada|
Source: Lotte 10/7/20180 Comments
October 1 vs Softbank at YafuOku Dome – Suzuki recorded the second two-homer game of this career. He hit home runs in the second (off Yuki Matsumoto) and eighth innings (off Shinya Kayama).0 Comments
|Name JPN||Name ENG||Notes||Sources|
|宮﨑敦次||Atsushi Miyazaki||[10/01] Undecided.||Lotte 10/1/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/1/2018,|
|安江嘉純||Yoshizumi Yasue||[10/01] Undecided.||Lotte 10/1/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/1/2018,|
|肘井竜蔵||Ryuzo Hijii||[10/01] Undecided.||Lotte 10/1/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/1/2018,|
The Chiba Lotte Marines announced today that they will play three exhibition games against the CPBL Lamigo Monkeys at Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium in Taiwan. Lotte will release the roster for the series at a later date. Lotte went 3-0 against Taiwan’s national team last year and 1-2 against Lamigo in 2014.
The Chiba Lotte Marines announced today that thirty-five-year-old Shunichi Nemoto and thirty-four-year-old Takeshi Kanazawa will be retiring this year. The Marines released the following comments from the two players:
I was able to get this far with a lot of help and support during my thirteen year career. I am nothing but grateful to everyone that supported me. I had a good career.
I consider myself really lucky for having the chance to play for the best team, the best teammates, and the best fans. I am full of gratitude.
[UPDATE 9/28 @ 3:36am]
The Marines announced that they will hold retirement ceremony for Nemoto after a Softbank game on October 7.
Source: Lotte 9/28/20180 Comments
The Chiba Lotte Marines announced today that thirty-three-year-old Kenji Otonari and thirty-four-year-old Yoshifumi Okada will retire at the end of the season. The Marines released the following statements from the two players.
Thank you for all the support you provided over my twelve-year career. It was not easy career, but I was able to get through it with the help and support from various people. I am really grateful. Thank you very much.
Ten years was a short time, but I had a good baseball career. The Chiba Lotte Marines selected me during the Ikusei draft and they gave me an opportunity to play baseball. I hope to use what I learned during the next part of my life. I have no regrets. I feel I was able to have such a fulfilling career because of all the support the fans provided. Thank you for cheering for me.
Source: Lotte 9/25/2018
[UPDATE 9/28 @ 3:37am]
The Marines announced that they will hold retirement ceremony for Okada after a Softbank game on October 8.
Source: Lotte 9/28/20180 Comments