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/ Jan 11, 2017

Fighters acquire lefty Escobar

The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters have acquired lefty Edwin Escobar on a one-year deal, the Pacific League ballclub said Wednesday. The 24-year-old Venezuelan, who played for the Arizona Diamondbacks last season, pitching in 25 games including two starts, has signed for an estimated ¥90 ...

/ Jan 6, 2017

Dragons sign pitchers Araujo, Rondon

The Chunichi Dragons have acquired Venezuelan pitchers Elvis Araujo and Jorge Rondon, the Central League club announced Friday. Left-hander Araujo went 4-2 with a 4.35 ERA in 72 major league games for the Philadelphia Phillies over the past two seasons, while Rondon, a right-hander, ...

/ Jan 5, 2017

Marines finalize deals with Paredes, Standridge

The Chiba Lotte Marines on Thursday announced the acquisition of Dominican infielder Jimmy Paredes. The 28-year-old, who played in the major leagues with the Toronto Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies last season, signed a one-year deal worth $1.2 million (about ¥140 million). Paredes ...

Ex-Hankyu Braves star Spencer dies at 88

/ Jan 3, 2017

Ex-Hankyu Braves star Spencer dies at 88

Daryl Spencer, a key member of the Hankyu Braves’ Pacific League dynasty of the 1960s and early 1970s, has died, according to a report in a newspaper from his hometown of Wichita, Kansas. He was 88. Spencer died Monday, the Wichita Eagle reported without ...