Chiba Lotte Marines (千葉ロッテマリーンズ)
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[11/13/2018] Chiba Lotte Marines to give Aderlin Rodriguez a look

The Chiba Lotte Marines announced that they are going to hold a tryout for twenty-six-year-old infielder Aderlin Rodriguez. The tryout will take place at Kamogawa Fall Camp between November 12 (Tue) and 15 (Thu).

Source: Lotte 11/12/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/13/2018, Sponichi 11/13/2018

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[11/9/2018] Tatsuya Uchi has right elbow surgery

The Chiba Lotte Marines announced that Tatsuya Uchi had surgery to remove loose bodies in his right elbow at a hospital in Yokohama. He will most likely require about three months for a full recovery (he should be able to start throwing workouts after around two months).

Source: Lotte 11/9/2018, Sanspo 11/9/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/9/2018, Sports Hochi 11/9/2018, Daily Sports 11/9/2018

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[11/6/2018] Chiba Lotte Marines reach agreement with Kennys Vargas

The Chiba Lotte Marines announced that they acquired twenty-eight-year-old Kennys Vargas. According to various reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated 1.5 million US dollars.

Source: Lotte 11/6/2018, Daily Sports 11/6/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/6/2018

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[11/3/2018] Tadahito Iguchi wins 20th Golden Spirit Award

Tadahito Iguchi was named the recipient of the twentieth Golden Spirit Award. Sadaharu Oh and Sadaaki Yoshimura were selected for special awards. An award ceremony will be held in Tokyo on December 4.

Iguchi started getting involved in local communities just before he turned pro. He has donated wheelchairs (forty-two), AED devices (six), and time and money to various facilities and organizations during a career in baseball that has spanned more than twenty years. He set up baseball clinics, visited hospitals, and provided support during the Eastern Japan Earthquake through Ai Kikin, a charitable organization he helped create when he was a member of the Daiei Hawks.

Source: Sports Hochi 11/3/2018, Sports Hochi 11/3/2018

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[11/3/2018] Naoya Emura hurts right leg during practices

Naoya Emura hurt his leg during base-running practices on November 1. The Chiba Lotte Marines announced that he was examined at a hospital in Kamogawa and diagnosed with an injury to his right biceps femoris muscle that will require about four months for a full recovery.

Source: Lotte 11/2/2018, Sponichi 11/2/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/2/2018, Daily Sports 11/2/2018

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Chiba Lotte Marines 2019 Coaching Staff

Ichi-gun Coaching Staff

Uni Position Name
  監督
Manager
井口 資仁
Tadahito Iguchi
  ヘッドコーチ
Head Coach
鳥越 裕介
Yusuke Torigoe
  投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
吉井 理人
Masato Yoshii
  投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
川越 英隆
Hidetaka Kawagoe
  バッテリーコーチ
Battery Coach
清水 将海
Masaumi Shimizu
  打撃コーチ
Hitting Coach
大村 巌
Iwao Omura
  打撃コーチ
Hitting Coach
河野 亮
Ryo Kawano
  内野守備走塁コーチ
INF/Base Coach
根元 俊一
Shunichi Nemoto
  外野守備走塁コーチ
OF/Base Coach
大塚 明
Akira Otsuka
  戦略コーチ兼バッテリーコーチ補佐
Strategy Coach/Battery Coach Assistant
的場 直樹
Naoki Matoba
  コンディショニングディレクター兼育成統括
Conditioning Director/Ikusei Supervisor
楠 貴彦
Takahiko Kusunoki
  ストレングスコーチ
Strength Coach
根本 淳平
Junpei Nemoto

Ni-gun Coaching Staff

Uni Position Name
  監督
Manager
今岡 真訪
Makoto Imaoka
  投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
小野 晋吾
Shingo Ono
  投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
清水 直行
Naoyuki Shimizu
  投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
大隣 憲司
Kenji Otonari
  バッテリーコーチ
Battery Coach
金澤 岳
Takeshi Kanazawa
  打撃コーチ
Hitting Coach
堀 幸一
Koichi Hori
  打撃コーチ兼選手
Hitting Coach/Player
福浦 和也
Kazuya Fukuura
  内野守備走塁コーチ
INF/Base Coach
小坂 誠
Makoto Kosaka
  外野守備走塁コーチ
OF/Base Coach
諸積 兼司
Kenji Morozumi
  ストレングスコーチ
Strength Coach
菊地 大祐
Daisuke Kikuchi

Source: Sports Hochi 11/1/2018, Daily Sports 11/1/2018

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2018 Chiba Lotte Marines Draft Results

Round Name Pos Team T B Ht Wt DOB NK SA SP SH DS TC
1 藤原 恭大
Fujiwara, Kyota
OF 大阪桐蔭高
Osaka Toin HS
L L 181 78 2000/05/06 A A S A A A+
2 東妻 勇輔
Azuma, Yusuke
P 日本体育大
Nippon Taiiku U
R R 172 80 1996/04/04 B A A A A B
3 小島 和哉
Ojima, Kazuya
P 早稲田大
Waseda U
L L 177 81 1996/07/07 B B A A B A
4 山口 航輝
Yamaguchi, Koki
OF 明桜高
Meio HS
R R 182 85 2000/08/18 C B B C C C
5 中村 稔弥
Nakamura, Toshiya
P 亜細亜大
Asia U
L L 177 86 1996/07/08 B B B C B C
6 古谷 拓郎
Furuya, Takuro
P 習志野高
Narashino HS
R R 182 76 2000/04/21 B B B C B B
7 松田 進
Matsuda, Shin
INF Honda R R 188 95 1994/08/29 B C B   B C
8 土居 豪人
Doi, Hideto
P 松山聖陵高
Matsuyama Seiryo HS
R R 191 84 2000/04/02 C B B     C
I1 鎌田 光津希
Kamata, Mizuki
P 徳島 (SIL)
Tokushima
R R 180 91 1995/09/06   B B   C B

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[10/17/2018] Lotte’s Sakai, Taneichi, Hirasawa to play in Australian Baseball League

Tomohito Sakai, Atsuki Taneichi, and Taiga Hirasawa will be participating in the Australian Baseball League.

Source: Lotte 10/17/2018, ABL 10/16/2018

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Chiba Lotte Marines: 2018 Fall Camp

The Chiba Lotte Marines released some information about fall camp:

Source: Lotte 10/15/2018

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2018 Chiba Lotte Marines Player Movement

Status Name JPN Name ENG Notes
角中勝也 Katsuya Kakunaka [11/11] Kakunaka is not planning to exercise his free agent option. Nikkan Sports 11/11/2018 … [11/06] The Marines have apparently offered Kakunaka a multi-year contract. They offered him a three-year and one-year last year and he went with one year. Daily Sports 11/6/2018 … [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

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