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Jan 30, 2015

Matsui plans visit to Giants' training camp

Retired former New York Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui will observe the Yomiuri Giants’ spring training camp in Miyazaki on Feb. 3-4, Giants team representative Atsushi Harasawa revealed on Friday. The news came a day after it was announced that Matsui will visit the Yokohama ...

Jan 22, 2015

Toritani rejoins Tigers on five-year deal

Shortstop Takashi Toritani signed a five-year contract with the Hanshin Tigers on Thursday that could keep the team captain with the Central League club for the remainder of his career. Toritani, who had pondered a move to the majors this winter as a free ...

Taiwan-born ballplayer Taiho dies of leukemia

Jan 19, 2015

Taiwan-born ballplayer Taiho dies of leukemia

Taiwanese-born Yasuaki Taiho, who formerly played for the Chunichi Dragons and the Hanshin Tigers, has died of acute myeloid leukemia. He was 51. Taiho, whose Taiwanese name was Chen Tai-feng, passed away at a Nagoya hospital on Sunday evening. Taiho joined the Dragons as ...

Jan 8, 2015

Ex-Pirates infielder Sanchez joins Eagles

Former Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Gaby Sanchez will join the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles for the 2015 season. Sanchez was not offered a contract by the Pirates and has agreed to a one-year contract with the Eagles, the team announced Thursday on its website. The ...