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Oct 25, 2016

BayStars sign infielder Ciriaco

The Yokohama BayStars hope to have found their third baseman as they announced the signing of Audy Ciriaco of the Dominican Republic on Tuesday. Ciriaco, 29, played for the Ishikawa Million Stars of the independent Baseball Challenge League this season, when he hit .332 ...

Oct 25, 2016

Hasegawa joins Buffaloes as adviser

Former major league reliever Shigetoshi Hasegawa will serve as senior adviser to the Orix Buffaloes, the Pacific League team announced Monday. The U.S.-based Hasegawa will primarily advise Orix on acquiring foreign players starting from Nov. 1, the Buffaloes said. “It’s important to sign good ...

Oct 24, 2016

Matsuzaka to play winter ball in Puerto Rico

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks’ Daisuke Matsuzaka is expected to play in the winter leagues in Puerto Rico, manager Kimiyasu Kudo said Monday. “I’ve been told it’s Puerto Rico,” Kudo said at Yafuoku Dome, where Matsuzaka and the Hawks began fall training. “He may be ...