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/ 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 ...

/ Apr 8, 2017

Otani interview to air on '60 Minutes'

A feature on Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters pitcher Shohei Otani will be aired in the United States on Sunday evening, CBS News said Friday on its website. Otani, whose abilities to pitch and hit prompted reporters group that votes on postseason awards in Japan ...

Hawks end Eagles' unbeaten run with rout

/ Apr 5, 2017

Hawks end Eagles' unbeaten run with rout

A day after suffering their first loss of the season, the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks returned the favor, beating the previously unbeaten Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 15-4 in the Pacific League on Wednesday afternoon. Yuya Hasegawa, making his first start of the season for the ...

/ Apr 5, 2017

Carp's Johnson out with throat infection

The Hiroshima Carp’s Sawamura Award winner Kris Johnson was deactivated due to a case of pharyngitis Wednesday. The 32-year-old right-hander was roughed up last Friday on opening day, when he allowed seven runs in 3⅔ innings. He fell ill Monday and developed a fever ...