Gomes expands horizons with Japan move

Mar 22, 2016

Gomes expands horizons with Japan move

Yomiuri Giants reliever Tetsuya Yamaguchi, for some reason, thought he could get away with a first-pitch, 128-kph slider over the outside of the plate against Jonny Gomes. A few seconds later, Gomes, the newest member of the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, was jogging around ...

Marines' Standridge looks forward to new challenge

Mar 14, 2016

Marines' Standridge looks forward to new challenge

The beard adorning Jason Standridge’s face gives the Trussville, Alabama, native the look of a grizzled veteran. He smiled wide as he ran his fingers across it and noted, almost wistfully, that a date with a razor was forthcoming, meaning the look wouldn’t be ...

Romak adjusting to game in Japan

Mar 5, 2016

Romak adjusting to game in Japan

Surviving the first few days of spring training is the initial step for most first-year foreign players in their adjustment to life in NPB. Japanese clubs don’t pull many punches during camp early on, and feature a much heavier workload than teams in MLB ...