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Darvish cleared by MLB

Jan 24, 2016

Darvish cleared by MLB

Major League Baseball has found no links between Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish and the alleged illegal gambling activities of his younger brother, Sho, U.S. media quoted a source as saying on Saturday. Sho Darvish was arrested in October and charged with gambling and ...

Jan 23, 2016

Buffaloes' Adachi hospitalized

Orix Buffaloes shortstop Ryoichi Adachi has been hospitalized for colitis, the Pacific League club announced Saturday. The 28-year-old, who led the Buffaloes in games played (139) and plate appearances (593) last season, had felt poorly for several days. He is expected to need two ...

Jan 23, 2016

Mets retain star slugger Cespedes

Slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is returning to the New York Mets. A person familiar with the deal said the star free agent and the National League champions agreed Friday night to a three-year contract for $75 million. The 30-year-old Cespedes can opt out of ...

Jan 22, 2016

Cubs, Kawasaki OK minor league pact

Free agent infielder Munenori Kawasaki has agreed to a minor league deal with the Chicago Cubs, according to U.S. media reports on Thursday. It will be the third major club for the 34-year-old Kawasaki after stints with the Seattle Mariners and the Toronto Blue ...

Davis stays with O's in huge deal

Jan 22, 2016

Davis stays with O's in huge deal

Chris Davis slipped on the Orioles jersey with No. 19 on it, smiled broadly and said, “Feels familiar.” After spending much of the offseason wondering if he would continue his baseball career in Baltimore, Davis formally signed a $161 million, seven-year contract Thursday, a ...

Jan 21, 2016

BayStars acquire Yokohama Stadium operator

The Yokohama BayStars will make the operator of Yokohama Stadium its consolidated subsidiary, the Central League team announced Thursday following the completion of the takeover bid a day earlier. The team began its tender offer on Nov. 24 and acquired 71.12 percent of voting ...

Tazawa signs new deal with Red Sox

Jan 21, 2016

Tazawa signs new deal with Red Sox

Right-hander Junichi Tazawa re-signed with the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday on a one-year $3.375 million deal after avoiding arbitration. The 29-year-old, who pitched in 61 games last season for his third straight year with 60-plus games, originally demanded $4.15 million while his team ...

Darvish denies gambling involvement

Jan 20, 2016

Darvish denies gambling involvement

Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish said he is not and has never been involved in gambling activities amid a Major League Baseball investigation after the arrest of his younger brother in Japan. Darvish issued a statement through his agent Tuesday that says he understands ...

MLB confirms probe in Darvish gambling case

Jan 19, 2016

MLB confirms probe in Darvish gambling case

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Texas Rangers star pitcher Yu Darvish is being investigated by Major League Baseball in the wake of his brother Sho being charged last year with running an illegal gambling ring that allegedly took bets on both MLB and NPB games, The Japan Times has ...