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Oct 28, 2016

Hawks' Imamiya recovering from elbow surgery

Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks infielder Kenta Imamiya will be sidelined for three months after undergoing right-elbow surgery, the Pacific League club announced Friday. The 25-year-old, who batted .245 with 10 home runs and 56 RBIs during the regular season, had loose fragments removed from the ...

Oct 25, 2016

BayStars sign infielder Ciriaco

The Yokohama BayStars hope to have found their third baseman as they announced the signing of Audy Ciriaco of the Dominican Republic on Tuesday. Ciriaco, 29, played for the Ishikawa Million Stars of the independent Baseball Challenge League this season, when he hit .332 ...

Oct 25, 2016

Hasegawa joins Buffaloes as adviser

Former major league reliever Shigetoshi Hasegawa will serve as senior adviser to the Orix Buffaloes, the Pacific League team announced Monday. The U.S.-based Hasegawa will primarily advise Orix on acquiring foreign players starting from Nov. 1, the Buffaloes said. “It’s important to sign good ...