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Nov 10, 2016

Lions obtain pitcher Schlitter

The Seibu Lions have acquired right-hander Brian Schlitter, the Pacific League club announced Thursday. The 30-year-old, who has a 3-6 record with a 5.40 ERA in 78 games with the Chicago Cubs, played for Triple-A Albuquerque this past season. Schlitter has been training with ...

Kikuchi, Maru lead Golden Glove winners

Nov 8, 2016

Kikuchi, Maru lead Golden Glove winners

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Hiroshima Carp second baseman Ryosuke Kikuchi and outfielder Yoshihiro Maru each made it four Golden Gloves in four years as the recipients of Japanese baseball’s top defensive honor, the Mitsui Golden Glove Award, were revealed on Tuesday. Suzuki, who seems to make a play ...

Fighters' fan favorite Yoh declares free agency

Nov 7, 2016

Fighters' fan favorite Yoh declares free agency

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters outfielder Daikan Yoh said Monday he will hit the free-agent market after holding talks with the Japan Series champions. The 29-year-old Yoh had said after the Series that he wanted to remain with the only team he has known over ...

Orix's Itoi to declare free agency

Nov 7, 2016

Orix's Itoi to declare free agency

Orix Buffaloes outfielder Yoshio Itoi said Monday he will exercise his right to domestic free agency, even though the Pacific League club has offered him a major four-year contract. “There could be teams that might be interested in me and I’d like to hear ...

Nov 3, 2016

Swallows acquire first baseman Green

The Detroit Tigers announced Wednesday that they have sold the contract of minor league first baseman Dean Green to the Tokyo Yakult Swallows. A 27-year-old left-handed hitter has spent the bulk of his career in Double-A. This season, he hit a career-high 23 home ...