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Eleven members of the Chiba Lotte Marines, including seven top-team players, tested positive for COVID-19 in testing done in the aftermath of pitcher Daiki Iwashita’s positive test on Sunday, the team announced Tuesday afternoon.

Takashi Ogino, an All-Star last season, Ikuhiro Kiyota, Takashi Toritani and Katsuya Kakunaka were among the players to test positive. Shota Ishimine, a member of the coaching staff, and three team staffers also tested positive. The Marines said some among the 11 had fevers and were experiencing mild symptoms.

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