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/ 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 ...

Kang having trouble with visa

/ Mar 25, 2017

Kang having trouble with visa

Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Kang Jung-ho, the first player to jump directly from South Korea into Major League Baseball, will not be with the team on opening day, the club confirmed Friday. Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Kang’s visa application was ongoing and ...

Leyland motivated Team USA on way to WBC victory

Mar 24, 2017

Leyland motivated Team USA on way to WBC victory

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This, Jim Leyland insisted, was it. After leading the United States to its first World Baseball Classic title on Wednesday night, Leyland said the triumph would be the final act of his long career. “I’m not wearing any baseball uniform anymore, I can tell ...

/ Mar 23, 2017

Giants seek banned pitcher Takagi's reinstatement

The Yomiuri Giants on Thursday filed an application for the reinstatement of their former reliever Kyosuke Takagi with Nippon Professional Baseball following his one-year suspension for gambling. Takagi, 27, was found to have bet on a handful of baseball games at the urging of ...

U.S. trounces Puerto Rico to capture first WBC crown

Mar 23, 2017

U.S. trounces Puerto Rico to capture first WBC crown

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It will take time to determine whether the United States’ first World Baseball Classic title was the spark needed to ignite greater interest in the tournament in the nation from which baseball originated, and, most importantly, from its biggest stars. Those answers will have ...

/ Mar 22, 2017

Giants pitcher Takagi seeking comeback after gambling ban

Relief pitcher Kyosuke Takagi has told the Yomiuri Giants that he wants to return to baseball following his one-year suspension for gambling, the Central League club announced Wednesday. The Giants could file an application for his reinstatement with Nippon Professional Baseball’s commissioner as early ...

Mar 21, 2017

Nomo to throw out first pitch at Japan-U.S. semifinal

Former Los Angeles Dodgers hurler Hideo Nomo will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Tuesday’s World Baseball Classic semifinal between Japan and the United States at Dodger Stadium. His first big league manager, Tommy Lasorda, will catch the ceremonial pitch before Samurai Japan ...