Marines' Navarro arrested for carrying bullet in luggage

Feb 22, 2016

Marines' Navarro arrested for carrying bullet in luggage

Chiba Lotte Marines infielder Yamaico Navarro has been arrested for concealing a bullet in his luggage. Navarro was arrested in Okinawa on Sunday evening, national broadcaster NHK reported. The 28-year-old Navarro told police the bullet was from his home in the Dominican Republic but ...

Jan 15, 2016

Dragons ink former Japan star Tamura on developmental deal

Outfielder Hitoshi Tamura, a key contributor on Japan’s 2006 World Baseball Classic championship team, has joined the Chunichi Dragons on a developmental contract, the Central League club said Friday. The 38-year-old Tamura, who was released by the Yokohama BayStars in December, will receive an ...

Dec 1, 2015

Dragons part ways with veteran infielder Luna

The Chunichi Dragons parted company with Hector Luna on Tuesday, when the 35-year-old first baseman was left off the Central League club’s reserve list. In three seasons with the Dragons, Luna batted .316 with 34 home runs. He scored 187 runs and drove in ...

Oct 24, 2015

Longtime Dragons star Ibata retires at age 40

Hirokazu Ibata, the iconic former shortstop for Chunichi Dragons and a seven-time Golden Glove winner, announced his retirement on Saturday. “I never imagined I’d be able to carry on until the age of 40. These 18 years have been like a dream,” said the ...

Oct 20, 2015

Ex-Dragons hurler Kawakami announces retirement

Chunichi Dragons right-hander Kenshin Kawakami, the 2004 Sawamura Award winner and Central League MVP, announced his retirement on Tuesday. “I still wanted to play a few years,” the 40-year-old Kawakami told a news conference. “I know I’m close to my limits, but I wanted ...

Swallows close in on Central League pennant

Sep 28, 2015

Swallows close in on Central League pennant

Tsuyoshi Ueda had four hits, including a two-run home run to spark the Tokyo Yakult Swallows to a 6-2 win over the Chunichi Dragons that left Yakult one win away from its sixth Central League pennant. Ueda opened the bottom of the first with ...