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/ Apr 19, 2017

Carp pitcher Johnson remains sidelined by illness

Hiroshima Carp workhorse Kris Johnson, winner of last year’s Sawamura Award, remains unable to practice due to illness, the team’s chief trainer said Wednesday. Johnson, who is in his third Nippon Professional Baseball season, won last year’s Sawamura Award as NPB’s most impressive starting ...

/ Apr 15, 2017

Hawks' Takeda out with shoulder pain

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks deactivated right-hander Shota Takeda on Friday due to shoulder inflammation, while announcing that Venezuelan setup man Robert Suarez has had Tommy John surgery. Takeda’s deactivation comes three days after veteran lefty Tsuyoshi Wada was deactivated with stiffness in his elbow. ...

Buffaloes hurler Kaneko tosses two-hit shutout

/ Apr 14, 2017

Buffaloes hurler Kaneko tosses two-hit shutout

Orix ace Chihiro Kaneko threw a two-hit shutout on Friday as the surprising Buffaloes opened their weekend series with a 9-0 victory over the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks. Kaneko (2-0) struck out five without issuing a walk. The right-hander didn’t allow a hit until the ...

/ Apr 14, 2017

Hawks pitcher Takeda deactivated

Right-hander Shota Takeda was deactivated by the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks on Friday due to concerns over his shoulder. The move comes three days after veteran lefty Tsuyoshi Wada was deactivated with stiffness in his elbow. The 24-year-old Takeda has not worked past the sixth ...