Sep 22, 2016

BayStars manager Ramirez to remain at helm

Yokohama BayStars first-year manager Alex Ramirez will continue on with the Central League ballclub next season, team owner Tomoko Namba said Thursday. Namba said she formally asked Ramirez to remain in the post for the next year of his two-year contract with the team ...

Ramirez keeping things simple for BayStars

Jun 23, 2016

Ramirez keeping things simple for BayStars

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After 13 years studying Japanese baseball as a hitter and outfielder, Alex Ramirez is taking a similar approach to his new job as the rookie manager of the Yokohama BayStars. The Venezuelan, the first foreign-born player with 2,000 hits in Nippon Professional Baseball, is ...

Apr 29, 2016

BayStars' Tsutsugo sidelined with muscle strain

Yokohama BayStars cleanup hitter Yoshitomo Tsutsugo was deactivated on Friday due to a muscle strain, the Central League club said. Tsutsugo, who left Thursday’s game against the Chunichi Dragons early, is expected back in a minimum of 10 days. According to manager Alex Ramirez, ...

Romak adjusting to game in Japan

Mar 5, 2016

Romak adjusting to game in Japan

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Surviving the first few days of spring training is the initial step for most first-year foreign players in their adjustment to life in NPB. Japanese clubs don’t pull many punches during camp early on, and feature a much heavier workload than teams in MLB ...