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Oct 14, 2014

Ogata to become Carp's next skipper

Bench coach Koichi Ogata will take over as Hiroshima Carp manager after accepting an offer to replace Kenjiro Nomura, the Central League club said Tuesday. Nomura announced last week he would step down after the post season. Nomura guided Hiroshima to third place in ...

Oct 14, 2014

Eagles select Okubo as Hoshino's replacement

The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles said Tuesday they will appoint Hiromoto Okubo as new manger of the Pacific League club. The 47-year-old Okubo will move up from his role as farm team manager. He will succeed Senichi Hoshino, who last month announced that he ...

Carp set to hold off on posting ace Maeda

Oct 13, 2014

Carp set to hold off on posting ace Maeda

Hiroshima Carp owner Hajime Matsuda indicated Monday the team is unlikely to accept tender bids for Kenta Maeda under the posting system this offseason following the right-hander’s disappointing season in 2014. “We have the right. We would like to let him go, but based ...

Climax Series postponed with typhoon approaching

Oct 13, 2014

Climax Series postponed with typhoon approaching

Game 3 of the first stage of the Climax Series scheduled between the Orix Buffaloes and the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters was postponed on Monday due the approach of Typhoon Vongfong, which made landfall on Kyushu the same day. Game 3, which had been ...

Tigers advance to Central League finale despite tie

Oct 12, 2014

Tigers advance to Central League finale despite tie

The Hanshin Tigers advanced to the final stage of the Central League playoffs on Sunday thanks to a 0-0 tie with the Hiroshima Carp in Game 2 of the Central League Climax Series first stage. Nippon Professional Baseball’s rules limit Climax Series games to ...

Oct 9, 2014

Tigers to ask Wada to return for '15

Hanshin Tigers owner Shinya Sakai will ask Yutaka Wada to stay on as manager of the Central League club, sources said Thursday. Wada, who guided the Tigers to second place in the CL and secured home advantage against the Hiroshima Carp in the first ...