/ Apr 14, 2017

Hawks pitcher Takeda deactivated

Right-hander Shota Takeda was deactivated by the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks on Friday due to concerns over his shoulder. The move comes three days after veteran lefty Tsuyoshi Wada was deactivated with stiffness in his elbow. The 24-year-old Takeda has not worked past the sixth ...

Lions rough up Norimoto in win over Eagles

/ Apr 12, 2017

Lions rough up Norimoto in win over Eagles

The Seibu Lions pounded out 15 hits, putting the brakes on the Pacific League-leading Tohoku Rakuten Eagles in a 10-5 win on Wednesday afternoon. Lions captain Hideto Asamura went 5-for-6 with a pair of RBIs as Seibu overturned an early 3-0 deficit with two ...

/ Apr 10, 2017

Deactivated Otani catches flu

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters star Shohei Otani, who is currently on the disabled list, has been diagnosed with type B influenza, the Pacific League club announced Monday. The 22-year-old PL MVP had been playing with a right ankle injury he suffered during the Japan ...

Otani out four weeks with hamstring strain

/ Apr 8, 2017

Otani out four weeks with hamstring strain

Shohei Otani, the 2016 Pacific League MVP, will be sidelined for about four weeks after suffering a muscle strain in his left thigh on Saturday. The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters designated hitter and ace pitcher was trying to beat out an infield single in ...