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Kawasaki finalizes agreement to return to Hawks

/ Apr 1, 2017

Kawasaki finalizes agreement to return to Hawks

Popular infielder Munenori Kawasaki joined the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks on Saturday on a one-year deal believed to be worth ¥90 million (roughly $808,000). The deal brings the 35-year-old back to his roots. Kawasaki turned pro out of high school, joining NPB’s only team on ...

Braves outslug Yankees, win debut in new stadium

/ Apr 1, 2017

Braves outslug Yankees, win debut in new stadium

Bartolo Colon began his career the year Turner Field opened. Big Sexy wound up outlasting the Ted. The 43-year-old Colon got in a final tuneup for his 20th big league season in Atlanta’s first game at SunTrust Park, going three innings as the Braves ...

Mets' Familia receives 15-game suspension for domestic violence

/ Mar 30, 2017

Mets' Familia receives 15-game suspension for domestic violence

New York Mets All-Star reliever Jeurys Familia accepted a 15-game suspension under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy, discipline stemming from an altercation last October. The suspension, announced Wednesday, is the fifth and least severe under the policy, which was agreed to in August ...

Disgraced Takagi returns to pro baseball

/ Mar 27, 2017

Disgraced Takagi returns to pro baseball

Nippon Professional Baseball announced the return of Kyosuke Takagi, found guilty of gambling, to professional baseball on Monday, when the reliever’s former club, the Yomiuri Giants, signed him to a developmental contract. Takagi was handed a one-year suspension on March 22 last year after ...

/ Mar 25, 2017

Tigers' Martinez out with foot injury

Detroit Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez is expected to miss the beginning of the season with a right foot injury. Martinez sprained his foot last weekend, and manager Brad Ausmus told reporters Friday he is expected to be out three to four weeks. The ...