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Mar 23, 2016

Uwasawa sidelined 8 weeks following elbow surgery

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters right-hander Naoyuki Uwasawa has undergone right elbow surgery and will be out for eight weeks, the team said Wednesday. The 22-year-old pitcher had arthroscopic surgery to deal with trouble from elbow synovial fold syndrome and will leave the hospital in ...

NPB bans pitcher Takagi one year for gambling

Mar 22, 2016

NPB bans pitcher Takagi one year for gambling

Yomiuri Giants pitcher Kyosuke Takagi has been banned for one year for his involvement in gambling on baseball, Nippon Professional Baseball announced Tuesday. NPB commissioner Katsuhiko Kumazaki handed down the decision to the 26-year-old reliever following a meeting of the investigation panel. The Giants, ...

Gomes expands horizons with Japan move

Mar 22, 2016

Gomes expands horizons with Japan move

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Yomiuri Giants reliever Tetsuya Yamaguchi, for some reason, thought he could get away with a first-pitch, 128-kph slider over the outside of the plate against Jonny Gomes. A few seconds later, Gomes, the newest member of the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, was jogging around ...

Mar 20, 2016

BayStars pitchers took part in annual pool bet

Yokohama BayStars pitchers had been placing annual pool bets on their individual season statistics, the Central League club said Sunday. The BayStars were the final Nippon Professional Baseball team to disclose the results of its inquiries into whether its players had bet on baseball ...