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Dec 25, 2015

Marines sign hurler Standridge

The Chiba Lotte Marines have signed 37-year-old right-hander Jason Standridge, the Pacific League club announced Friday. Standridge pitched for the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks for the last two seasons, when they were both the PL and Japan Series champion. He was 10-7 with a 3.74 ...

Nats reach agreement with infielder Murphy

Dec 25, 2015

Nats reach agreement with infielder Murphy

Second baseman Daniel Murphy and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a three-year, $37.5 million contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told AP. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday night because the agreement, first reported by ESPN, was subject to a ...

Dec 24, 2015

Mexican League MVP Amador joins Eagles

The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles have signed 28-year-old first baseman-designated hitter Japhet Amador, this year’s Mexican League MVP, the Pacific League club announced Thursday. The 193-cm, 135-kg Amador led his league this year with 41 home runs and 117 RBIs for Mexico City Red ...

Dec 24, 2015

Carp sign veteran hurler Jackson

The Hiroshima Carp have signed 28-year-old right-hander Jay Jackson, the Central League club announced Thursday. The 185-cm Jackson pitched in six games this season and posted a 6.23 ERA for the San Diego Padres after earning his first promotion to the big leagues. In ...

Dec 24, 2015

Swallows finalize deals with pitchers Davies, Lueke, Perez

The Tokyo Yakult Swallows have signed veteran big league right-hander Kyle Davies, right-hander Josh Lueke and lefty Luis Perez on one-year contracts, the Central League champions announced Thursday. The 32-year-old Davies has a 43-65 career record over eight major league seasons, mostly with the ...

Dec 24, 2015

Matsuda returning to Hawks

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks third baseman Nobuhiro Matsuda will return to the Pacific League powerhouse instead of moving to the major leagues as a free agent, he said Thursday. “From my two choices, I chose to stay with the Hawks,” the 32-year-old told a news ...

Dodgers reportedly leading chase for Maeda

Dec 23, 2015

Dodgers reportedly leading chase for Maeda

The Los Angeles Dodgers are the leading candidate to acquire Japanese right-hander Kenta Maeda this offseason, according to an MLB.com report Tuesday. Other teams expressed early interest in Maeda, notably two of the Dodgers’ National League West rivals, the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco ...

Dec 22, 2015

Iwakuma to get signing bonus over three years

Pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma will receive his $1 million signing bonus from the Seattle Mariners in three equal payments through 2017 as part of his contract that guarantees $12 million but could be worth up to $47.5 million over three years. Iwakuma will get installments ...

Dec 22, 2015

Red Sox to retire Boggs' No. 26

Wade Boggs’ No. 26 will be retired by the Boston Red Sox. Boston said Monday it will retire the number of the Hall of Fame third baseman during a ceremony at Fenway Park on May 26, when the number will be added to the ...

Dec 19, 2015

Mets give Colon one-year contract

Fan favorite Bartolo Colon and the Mets on Friday finalized a $7.25 million, one-year contract that will keep the pitcher in New York for a third year. “I’ve had a great experience in New York,” Colon said through a translator. “The fans are great, ...

Iwakuma says Dodgers reneged on offer

Dec 19, 2015

Iwakuma says Dodgers reneged on offer

Throughout Hisashi Iwakuma’s free agency, the Seattle Mariners remained in contact, and the team moved swiftly when the pitcher unexpectedly became available again. How quick? Less than 48 hours after finding out Iwakuma was back on the market, the Mariners completed a deal with ...

Dec 18, 2015

Buffaloes sign Bogusevic, Morel

The Orix Buffaloes have signed outfielder Brian Bogusevic and third baseman Brent Morel to one-year, $750,000 deals, the Pacific League team announced Friday. The 31-year-old Bogusevic, the 24th player taken in the 2005 draft, played 22 games for the Philadelphia Phillies this year. The ...