Baseball Topics

Feb 6, 2016

Gomes finalizes deal to play for Rakuten

Jonny Gomes, a 13-season Major League Baseball outfielder who played on two of the past three World Series champions, has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, according to published reports this week. The 35-year-old American was a ...

Easton making foray into Japan

Feb 3, 2016

Easton making foray into Japan

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U.S.-based baseball equipment manufacturer Easton, one of the largest baseball brands in America, is making a foray into the Japanese market, the company announced earlier this week. Along with its products, Easton is bringing along some technology it hopes can help shape the future ...

Jan 23, 2016

Buffaloes' Adachi hospitalized

Orix Buffaloes shortstop Ryoichi Adachi has been hospitalized for colitis, the Pacific League club announced Saturday. The 28-year-old, who led the Buffaloes in games played (139) and plate appearances (593) last season, had felt poorly for several days. He is expected to need two ...

Jan 21, 2016

BayStars acquire Yokohama Stadium operator

The Yokohama BayStars will make the operator of Yokohama Stadium its consolidated subsidiary, the Central League team announced Thursday following the completion of the takeover bid a day earlier. The team began its tender offer on Nov. 24 and acquired 71.12 percent of voting ...

Jan 15, 2016

Dragons ink former Japan star Tamura on developmental deal

Outfielder Hitoshi Tamura, a key contributor on Japan’s 2006 World Baseball Classic championship team, has joined the Chunichi Dragons on a developmental contract, the Central League club said Friday. The 38-year-old Tamura, who was released by the Yokohama BayStars in December, will receive an ...