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Jan 10, 2017

Diamondbacks invite ex-Marines pitcher Nakaushiro to camp

Former Chiba Lotte Marines hurler Yuhei Nakaushiro has been invited to attend major league spring training, the Arizona Diamondbacks announced Monday. The 27-year-old lefty joined the National League club on a minor league contract and finished last season with the Triple-A Reno Aces, where ...

Nationals' Scherzer to skip WBC

Jan 10, 2017

Nationals' Scherzer to skip WBC

NL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer revealed Monday that he pitched at the end of last season with an injured finger on his throwing hand and now will skip the World Baseball Classic. The Washington Nationals initially announced Monday on Twitter that their ...

Former MLB great Ramirez reaches agreement with Kochi

Jan 9, 2017

Former MLB great Ramirez reaches agreement with Kochi

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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 ...

Jan 6, 2017

Dragons sign pitchers Araujo, Rondon

The Chunichi Dragons have acquired Venezuelan pitchers Elvis Araujo and Jorge Rondon, the Central League club announced Friday. Left-hander Araujo went 4-2 with a 4.35 ERA in 72 major league games for the Philadelphia Phillies over the past two seasons, while Rondon, a right-hander, ...

Jan 6, 2017

Alfonzo named Brooklyn Cyclones manager

Former New York Mets infielder Edgardo Alfonzo on Thursday was promoted to manager of the Class A Brooklyn Cyclones. The 43-year-old spent the last three seasons as a coach with the New York-Penn League team. He played for the Mets in eight of his ...

Jan 5, 2017

Marines finalize deals with Paredes, Standridge

The Chiba Lotte Marines on Thursday announced the acquisition of Dominican infielder Jimmy Paredes. The 28-year-old, who played in the major leagues with the Toronto Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies last season, signed a one-year deal worth $1.2 million (about ¥140 million). Paredes ...

Davis returning to A's from Indians

Jan 4, 2017

Davis returning to A's from Indians

After a World Series trip with Cleveland, runnin’ Rajai Davis is returning to the Bay Area with the Oakland Athletics on a $6 million, one-year contract to fill a void in center field. The A’s announced on Tuesday night that the outfielder and 2016 ...