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Oct 24, 2016

Matsuzaka to play winter ball in Puerto Rico

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks’ Daisuke Matsuzaka is expected to play in the winter leagues in Puerto Rico, manager Kimiyasu Kudo said Monday. “I’ve been told it’s Puerto Rico,” Kudo said at Yafuoku Dome, where Matsuzaka and the Hawks began fall training. “He may be ...

Carp, Fighters fired up for Japan Series opener

Oct 21, 2016

Carp, Fighters fired up for Japan Series opener

The Hiroshima Carp and Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters will play each other for the first time in the Japan Series, which starts on Saturday at Mazda Stadium. While both teams are making their seventh bid to become the top baseball club in Japan, the ...

Oct 21, 2016

BayStars GM says team targeting Dominican infielder Ciriaco

The Yokohama BayStars are looking to acquire infielder Audy Ciriaco of the Ishikawa Million Stars in the independent Baseball Challenge League, BayStars general manager Shigeru Takada revealed Friday. “He is a right-handed batter who plays third base, with power,” said Takada, adding that the ...