/ Jun 16, 2017

Hawks activate Cuban pitcher Moinelo

The Fukuoka SoftBank signed and activated Cuban lefty Livan Moinelo on Friday before the team’s series opener with the Hiroshima Carp. Moinelo pitched three innings for Cuba in March’s World Baseball Classic, but did not play in a 11-6 loss to Japan at Tokyo ...

Giants GM Tsutsumi resigns; Katori steps in

/ Jun 13, 2017

Giants GM Tsutsumi resigns; Katori steps in

Tatsuyoshi Tsutsumi stepped down as general manager of the Yomiuri Giants and was replaced by his special assistant Yoshitaka Katori on Tuesday. The 60-year-old Katori, who was a relief pitcher for the Giants and the Seibu Lions and also served as the head coach ...

/ Jun 12, 2017

Eagles pick up Corrales from BC League Toyama

The Pacific League-leading Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles said Monday they have acquired right-hander Joshua Corrales from the Toyama GRN Thunderbirds of the independent BC League. The 27-year-old Corrales, who played for the Seattle Mariners’ minor league affiliate in 2011 and 2012, joined Toyama last ...

Fujita tips balance as Eagles edge Carp

/ Jun 11, 2017

Fujita tips balance as Eagles edge Carp

Kazuya Fujita went 3-for-4 and his RBI single broke an eighth-inning tie as the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles beat the Hiroshima Carp 4-3 on Sunday. With the score tied 3-3 in the bottom of the eighth, Ginji Akaminai easily beat out an infield single ...