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Fighters' fan favorite Yoh declares free agency

Nov 7, 2016

Fighters' fan favorite Yoh declares free agency

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters outfielder Daikan Yoh said Monday he will hit the free-agent market after holding talks with the Japan Series champions. The 29-year-old Yoh had said after the Series that he wanted to remain with the only team he has known over ...

Orix's Itoi to declare free agency

Nov 7, 2016

Orix's Itoi to declare free agency

Orix Buffaloes outfielder Yoshio Itoi said Monday he will exercise his right to domestic free agency, even though the Pacific League club has offered him a major four-year contract. “There could be teams that might be interested in me and I’d like to hear ...

Nov 3, 2016

Swallows acquire first baseman Green

The Detroit Tigers announced Wednesday that they have sold the contract of minor league first baseman Dean Green to the Tokyo Yakult Swallows. A 27-year-old left-handed hitter has spent the bulk of his career in Double-A. This season, he hit a career-high 23 home ...

Nov 2, 2016

Kuriyama to continue as Fighters manager

Hideki Kuriyama, who led the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters to their first Japan Series championship in 10 years this season, will continue as manager of the Pacific League club next year, the team announced Wednesday. Nippon Ham offered Kuriyama an extension of his contract ...