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Oct 31, 2016

Nakazaki, Yanagita withdraw from Samurai Japan squad

Hiroshima Carp closer Shota Nakazaki and Fukuoka Softbank Hawks outfielder Yuki Yanagita pulled out of Japan’s friendlies against Mexico and the Netherlands due to injuries, the national team said Monday. Nakazaki is suffering from pain in his right hip and groin, while Yanagita has ...

Carp to retire Kuroda's No. 15

Oct 31, 2016

Carp to retire Kuroda's No. 15

The Hiroshima Carp are set to retire the No. 15 shirt worn by retired right-hander Hiroki Kuroda, the Central League club’s owner Hajime Matsuda said Monday. “There are two reasons, the first is his record along with the fact that we won the pennant ...

Oct 28, 2016

Hawks' Imamiya recovering from elbow surgery

Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks infielder Kenta Imamiya will be sidelined for three months after undergoing right-elbow surgery, the Pacific League club announced Friday. The 25-year-old, who batted .245 with 10 home runs and 56 RBIs during the regular season, had loose fragments removed from the ...