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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:

Otani on familiar path to elite status

| Jun 29, 2015

Otani on familiar path to elite status

There can’t be a discussion about best pitcher in Japan anymore without Shohei Otani’s name being mentioned. The young Hokkaido Nippon Ham star has been making that perfectly clear since the season began. What he’s doing this year is amazing. It’s also reminiscent of ...

Ramirez happy to be back in NPB

Jun 28, 2015

Ramirez happy to be back in NPB

Alex Ramirez had an eventful first gameday on the job. The new roving advisor to the Orix Buffaloes spent most of batting practice on Saturday giving instruction to many of the Orix hitters, including Yoshio Itoi and Takahiro Okada. Later, he high-fived a few ...

Despaigne powers Marines past Buffaloes

Jun 27, 2015

Despaigne powers Marines past Buffaloes

Alfredo Despaigne set the tone early, and the rest of the Chiba Lotte Marines were in lockstep right behind him. Despaigne homered, drove in a pair of runs and finished a triple short of the cycle to lead a 14-hit attack as the Marines ...

BayStars snap 12-game slide

Jun 23, 2015

BayStars snap 12-game slide

The Yokohama BayStars fans who made the trip to Tokyo were loud, enthusiastic, and kept cheering all the way until the end of their team’s game against the Yomiuri Giants. For the first time in a while, their revelry didn’t end with the final ...

Lions teenager Mori thriving on pro level

Jun 16, 2015

Lions teenager Mori thriving on pro level

Tomoya Mori swings hard. Really, really hard. Sometimes, so hard he loses his balance for a moment. Mori twists his stocky 170-cm, 80-kg frame, which looks even more compact when he’s squatted down in his batting stance, with great force to create that big ...