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Aoki finalizes move to World Series champion Giants

Jan 21, 2015

Aoki finalizes move to World Series champion Giants

Norichika Aoki is offering a bold challenge to World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner, one of his new San Francisco Giants teammates. “I’ve heard that Madison likes to wrestle, I think I’m going to initiate the wrestling,” the left fielder joked Tuesday. Aoki brings more ...

Jan 20, 2015

Aoki seals contract with S.F. Giants

Free agent outfielder Nori Aoki has finalized a $4.7 million, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants. The team announced the deal Monday after he passed a physical exam. Aoki played last season with Kansas City, which lost the World Series to the Giants ...

Taiwan-born ballplayer Taiho dies of leukemia

Jan 19, 2015

Taiwan-born ballplayer Taiho dies of leukemia

Taiwanese-born Yasuaki Taiho, who formerly played for the Chunichi Dragons and the Hanshin Tigers, has died of acute myeloid leukemia. He was 51. Taiho, whose Taiwanese name was Chen Tai-feng, passed away at a Nagoya hospital on Sunday evening. Taiho joined the Dragons as ...

Jan 19, 2015

Marlins mulling two-year Ichiro deal

The Miami Marlins are preparing to table a two-year deal in the acquisition of 10-time All-Star Ichiro Suzuki, the team announced on its official website on Sunday. The Marlins are in the market for a fourth outfielder and the 41-year-old Ichiro, who is a ...

Jan 17, 2015

Kawasaki agrees to deal with Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays announced on Friday that they had re-signed infielder Munenori Kawasaki to a minor league contract. The 33-year-old Kawasaki, a favorite among fans, teammates and local media for his fun-loving personality, received an invitation to spring camp. Kawasaki batted .258 with ...

Aoki joining Giants

Jan 17, 2015

Aoki joining Giants

After losing to the San Francisco Giants in the World Series, Norichika Aoki has joined them. The free agent outfielder agreed Friday to a $4.7 million, one-year contract with San Francisco, a person with knowledge of the agreement said. The person spoke on condition ...

Jan 16, 2015

MLB orders pitch clock for minors

Major League Baseball will use a pitch clock this season in Class Triple-A and Double-A games. Commissioner Bud Selig made the announcement on Thursday at the conclusion of baseball’s owners meetings. He said the decision followed a successful experiment with the clock in the ...