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Trout claims second AL MVP award; Bryant wins NL honor

Nov 18, 2016

Trout claims second AL MVP award; Bryant wins NL honor

While the Los Angeles Angels stumbled, Mike Trout soared again. Just too good to ignore. Trout won the AL MVP award Thursday for the second time in three years, and Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was voted NL MVP in balloting by the ...

Fighters manager Kuriyama receives Shoriki Award

Nov 17, 2016

Fighters manager Kuriyama receives Shoriki Award

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters skipper Hideki Kuriyama, who led the Pacific League team to its first Japan Series title in 10 years this past season, won the Matsutaro Shoriki Award on Thursday. Kuriyama, 55, took the prize in a unanimous vote by a five-member ...

Free agent Kishi to leave Lions to join Eagles

Nov 17, 2016

Free agent Kishi to leave Lions to join Eagles

Seibu Lions free agent pitcher Takayuki Kishi said Thursday he is going to join the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, a move that will take him back to his hometown of Sendai. Kishi met with Seibu senior director Hisanobu Watanabe and other officials the same ...

Nationals' Scherzer, Red Sox hurler Porcello win Cy Young Awards

Nov 17, 2016

Nationals' Scherzer, Red Sox hurler Porcello win Cy Young Awards

Max Scherzer celebrated aboard a boat off the British Virgin Islands, doused by college pals on a floating party. Rick Porcello enjoyed the moment at his parents’ home in New Jersey, surrounded by family, friends and a few bottles of wine. As for Justin ...

Nov 15, 2016

Right-hander Bass not returning to Fighters

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters right-hander Anthony Bass is leaving the Japan Series champion after one season, the Pacific League club announced Tuesday. The 29-year-old pitched both as a starter and in relief in 37 regular-season games as he went 8-8 with a 3.65 ERA. ...

Nov 15, 2016

Tigers won't re-sign slugger Gomez

The Hanshin Tigers said Tuesday they will not renew their contract with infielder Mauro Gomez, who spent three seasons with the Central League team. Gomez, 32, was the league’s RBI king in his first year in NPB in 2014 with 109 RBIs, but had ...

Nov 15, 2016

Seager, Fulmer named top rookies

Corey Seager won the NL Rookie of the Year award unanimously. Michael Fulmer took the AL honor — and that vote wasn’t all that close, either. Seager and Fulmer were announced as the winners Monday night, when votes from the Baseball Writers’ Association of ...

Nov 14, 2016

Swallows acquire Green from minor leagues

The Tokyo Yakult Swallows have acquired Dean Green, a U.S. minor league infielder, on a one-year contract worth ¥50 million (about $460,000) plus incentives, the Central League baseball club said Monday. Green has no experience in the big leagues, but Masayuki Okumura, the Swallows’ ...