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Otonari leads Hawks to Game 3 win

Oct 28, 2014

Otonari leads Hawks to Game 3 win

by Jason Coskrey

If it wasn’t already evident, the point was driven home Tuesday night. Kenji Otonari is back and he looks better than ever. Otonari continued his run of lights-out pitching in the postseason, Lee Dae-ho and Seiichi Uchikawa each drove in two runs, and the ...

Oct 25, 2014

Carp finalize deal with first baseman Guzman

The Hiroshima Carp have reached an agreement with 30-year-old first baseman Jesus Guzman on a contract for next season, the Central League club announced Saturday. The 185-cm, 91-kg Guzman has played 403 big league games over five seasons, mostly with the San Diego Padres. ...

Fighters, Eagles grab coveted pitchers in NPB draft

Oct 23, 2014

Fighters, Eagles grab coveted pitchers in NPB draft

The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters grabbed the negotiating rights to Waseda University ace Kohei Arihara, the most sought-after player in Nippon Professional Baseball’s amateur draft on Thursday. Meanwhile, the Tohoku Rakuten Eagles walked off with the nation’s most coveted high school pitcher, Tomohiro Anraku. ...

Oct 22, 2014

Lions sign Taiwanese right-hander

The Seibu Lions announced the signing of Taiwanese right-hander Kuo Chun-lin to a one-year contract Tuesday. The 22-year-old Kuo helped Taiwan to a silver medal at last month’s Asian Games and pitched well against Japan in an exhibition in November. His deal is worth ...