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Kikuchi, Maru lead Golden Glove winners

Nov 8, 2016

Kikuchi, Maru lead Golden Glove winners

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Hiroshima Carp second baseman Ryosuke Kikuchi and outfielder Yoshihiro Maru each made it four Golden Gloves in four years as the recipients of Japanese baseball’s top defensive honor, the Mitsui Golden Glove Award, were revealed on Tuesday. Suzuki, who seems to make a play ...

Nov 8, 2016

Rockies give new manager Black a three-year deal

Bud Black really has no radical or revolutionary ideas about how to reliably pitch in the thin air at Coors Field. Just an age-old concept. “You know what works here? Good pitching and making pitches and getting outs,” Black said Monday after being introduced ...

Fighters' fan favorite Yoh declares free agency

Nov 7, 2016

Fighters' fan favorite Yoh declares free agency

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters outfielder Daikan Yoh said Monday he will hit the free-agent market after holding talks with the Japan Series champions. The 29-year-old Yoh had said after the Series that he wanted to remain with the only team he has known over ...

Japan wins inaugural Under-23 Baseball World Cup

Nov 7, 2016

Japan wins inaugural Under-23 Baseball World Cup

Japan came from behind to defeat Australia 10-3 in the final of the inaugural Under-23 Baseball World Cup on Sunday. Trailing 3-0 in the fourth inning, the Japanese squad erupted for four runs after Australian errors, a sacrifice fly and an RBI single by ...

Orix's Itoi to declare free agency

Nov 7, 2016

Orix's Itoi to declare free agency

Orix Buffaloes outfielder Yoshio Itoi said Monday he will exercise his right to domestic free agency, even though the Pacific League club has offered him a major four-year contract. “There could be teams that might be interested in me and I’d like to hear ...

Nov 6, 2016

Cespedes opts out of Mets deal

Yoenis Cespedes opted out of the remaining two years of his contract with the New York Mets on Saturday to become a free agent again. Acquired by the Mets from Detroit at the July 31 trade deadline in 2015, Cespedes had 17 home runs ...

Nov 5, 2016

Former S.F. Giant Orsino dies at 78

John Orsino, one of the San Francisco players who hit a record-tying five home runs in a 12-run ninth inning in a 1961 game at Cincinnati, has died. He was 78. Orsino died Tuesday in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, following a lengthy illness. A ...