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New Giant Yoh thrilled to wear No. 2

Dec 19, 2016

New Giant Yoh thrilled to wear No. 2

New Yomiuri Giant and star Taiwan outfielder Daikan Yoh said Monday he is thrilled to wear No. 2 for his new club, a number sandwiched between the digits worn by Hall of Famers Sadaharu Oh and Shigeo Nagashima. “I’ll be in between great former ...

Dec 18, 2016

Carp acquire pitcher Brasier

The Hiroshima Carp have acquired right-hander Ryan Brasier, the Central League club announced Sunday. The 29-year-old agreed a one-year deal worth $475,000 plus incentives with a $50,000 signing bonus after going 5-3 with a 3.56 ERA, pitching mostly in relief, for Triple-A Nashville (Oakland ...

Dec 17, 2016

Giants sign ex-Mariners reliever Caminero

The Yomiuri Giants have acquired former Seattle Mariners reliever Arquimedes Caminero on a one-year deal reportedly worth $1.15 million (roughly ¥140 million), the Central League club announced Saturday. The hard-throwing right-hander, who made his major league debut in 2013 with the Miami Marlins, started ...

Dec 17, 2016

Carew receives heart transplant

Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew has undergone successful heart and kidney transplant surgery and is expected to make a full recovery. The Minnesota Twins said Friday that the procedure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles lasted 13 hours and that the 71-year-old ...

Dec 16, 2016

Tazawa reaches deal with Marlins

Free agent right-hander Junichi Tazawa has agreed to a two-year deal with the Miami Marlins, the National League club said Thursday. The deal worth $12 million is pending a physical exam, according to MLB.com, and, once official, will make the 30-year-old Tazawa the second ...

Rangers may try to prevent Darvish from playing in WBC

Dec 15, 2016

Rangers may try to prevent Darvish from playing in WBC

The Texas Rangers will try to prevent right-hander Yu Darvish from playing for Japan at the World Baseball Classic next March, as he only made his return from an elbow injury in May, the club’s general manger Jon Daniels indicated Wednesday. Darvish returned to ...

Dec 14, 2016

Free agent Yoh to join Yomiuri

Free agent outfielder Daikan Yoh will join the Yomiuri Giants, the Central League ballclub’s general manager Tatsuyoshi Tsutsumi said Wednesday. Yoh is the third free agent to sign with the Giants this winter — the first time at least three players joined a single ...

Dec 13, 2016

Orix re-signs Dickson, Morel, adds 3 foreign pitchers

The Orix Buffaloes re-signed right-hander Brandon Dickson and infielder Brent Morel and also added three foreign pitchers, the Pacific League team said Tuesday. Dickson was 9-11 with a 4.36 ERA this past season in his fourth year with Orix, while Morel had eight home ...

Dec 13, 2016

Dodgers re-sign closer Jansen

The Los Angeles Dodgers are bringing back their reliable closer, agreeing Monday to an $80 million, five-year contract to keep All-Star Kenley Jansen, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to AP because the deal has ...

Dec 9, 2016

Cubs hammer out deal with free-agent pitcher Uehara: reports

Boston Red Sox free agent Koji Uehara is close to signing with the Chicago Cubs, according to U.S. media reports on Thursday. According to reports by media including the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, CBS Sports and Boston Herald, Uehara and the National League ...