Longtime pitching star Kudo named new Hawks manager

Nov 1, 2014

Longtime pitching star Kudo named new Hawks manager

The Fukuoka Softbank Hawks unveiled new manager Kimiyasu Kudo Saturday after signing the former pitcher to a three-year contract. Kudo, 51, promised to do his utmost to continue leading the team at the same high level after the Pacific League champions won their sixth ...

Oct 31, 2014

Hawks interested in signing Matsuzaka: Goto

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks acting owner Yoshimitsu Goto on Friday expressed interest in acquiring the services of free agent right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka. “He is a good player. We will see (about decisions on reinforcements) from now,” said Goto. “I will discuss this with (the staff ...

Otonari leads Hawks to Game 3 win

Oct 28, 2014

Otonari leads Hawks to Game 3 win

by Jason Coskrey

If it wasn’t already evident, the point was driven home Tuesday night. Kenji Otonari is back and he looks better than ever. Otonari continued his run of lights-out pitching in the postseason, Lee Dae-ho and Seiichi Uchikawa each drove in two runs, and the ...