/ Feb 11, 2017

Hawks acquire slugger Despaigne

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks added three years worth of offensive firepower on Saturday, when they completed the long-anticipated deal with star Cuban slugger Alfredo Despaigne. The 30-year-old outfielder and designated hitter spent the past two-and-a-half seasons with the Chiba Lotte Marines. He has batted ...

/ Feb 7, 2017

Fighters' Otani happy with progress of ankle

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters ace Shohei Otani said Monday he is making progress with the tender right ankle that is keeping him out of the World Baseball Classic. Following Sunday’s day off, Otani began picking up the volume of his running and the intensity ...

/ Feb 2, 2017

Carp finalize one-year deal with infielder Pena

The Hiroshima Carp have signed utility infielder Ramiro Pena to a one-year contract, the Central League club announced Thursday. The 31-year-old Pena played in 30 games last season for the San Francisco Giants, and has 701 plate appearances over seven big league seasons with ...