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Jason Coskrey

Jason Coskrey is a sports writer for The Japan Times. His primary focus is Japanese baseball, but he has also covered soccer, American football, boxing and basketball. He previously worked for the Marietta Daily Journal in Marietta, Ga. A native of Detroit, he is a graduate of the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

For Jason Coskrey's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Former MLB great Ramirez reaches agreement with Kochi

Jan 9, 2017

Former MLB great Ramirez reaches agreement with Kochi

Former MLB star Manny Ramirez is on his way to Japanese baseball after Monday’s announcement that the 44-year-old slugger had reached an agreement with the Kochi Fighting Dogs of the independent four-team Shikoku Island League Plus. Ramirez’s wife released a photo of him signing ...

Otani heads early WBC roster for Samurai Japan

Dec 20, 2016

Otani heads early WBC roster for Samurai Japan

Samurai Japan released a partial roster for next spring’s World Baseball Classic on Tuesday, naming 18 players who will be part of the squad tasked with bringing the title back to Japan in March. Pacific League MVP Shohei Otani, the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters’ ...

Giants stay busy during offseason

| Dec 5, 2016

Giants stay busy during offseason

The Yomiuri Giants haven’t won the Central League pennant since 2014, which might as well be 1914 in Yomiuri Land, and apparently are not going to sit idly by and watch another team take the flag in 2017. The Giants have been busy this ...