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Hawks' Standridge tosses four-hitter against Lions

Apr 4, 2015

Hawks' Standridge tosses four-hitter against Lions

Jason Standridge threw a four-hit shutout to lead the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks to their third consecutive win in a 2-0 victory over the Seibu Lions on Saturday. Standridge (2-0) struck out three and walked one in a 115-pitch outing and didn’t allow a runner ...

Apr 4, 2015

Boston's Uehara put on 15-day DL

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said Friday that closer Koji Uehara will go on the 15-day disabled list due to an injured left hamstring. Retroactive to March 27, the right-hander will not be available to pitch until April 11 at the earliest, meaning ...

Apr 4, 2015

Marlins' Cosart fined for gambling

Miami Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart has been fined by Major League Baseball for placing illegal bets, but the sport said it found no evidence he bet on baseball. The 24-year-old deleted his Twitter account last week after screen shots of comments he purportedly made ...

Apr 4, 2015

Giants give Bochy, Sabean contract extension through 2019

The San Francisco Giants extended the contracts of manager Bruce Bochy and baseball operations leader Brian Sabean through the 2019 season Friday. The Giants also announced that Sabean, the longest-tenured general manager in the majors, has been promoted to executive vice president of baseball ...

Santana gets 80-game ban for using steroid

Apr 4, 2015

Santana gets 80-game ban for using steroid

The Minnesota Twins spent $55 million on Ervin Santana to bring some much-needed talent and experience to their beleaguered starting rotation. Now, thanks to an 80-game suspension for testing positive for a banned substance, the Twins will be without their biggest offseason acquisition for ...

Apr 3, 2015

Carp, outfielder Schierholtz finalize one-year deal

The Hiroshima Carp said Friday they have agreed on a one-year contract with left-hitting outfielder Nate Schierholtz, who had stints with the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals in 2014. Schierholtz, 31, is expected to be paid an estimated $1.16 million (about ¥139 million). The ...

Apr 3, 2015

Kumazaki calls Gourriel row an 'individual contract problem'

Nippon Professional Baseball commissioner Katsuhiko Kumazaki suggested on Friday that the nullification of infielder Yulieski Gourriel’s contract with the Yokohama BayStars is not likely to influence the future signings of Cuban baseball players in Japan. “I think of this as an individual contract problem,” ...

Apr 2, 2015

BayStars void Gourriel's contract

Yokohama BayStars general manager Shigeru Takada revealed Thursday that the club has informed infielder Yulieski Gourriel that his contract has been nullified. Gourriel was scheduled to arrive in Japan at the end of March following the conclusion of Cuba’s domestic season, but has cited a thigh ...