Tigers prepare bid for Sawamura Award winner Kaneko

Dec 17, 2014

Tigers prepare bid for Sawamura Award winner Kaneko

Hanshin Tigers general manager Katsuhiro Nakamura said Wednesday that the Central League club is ready to spend on free agent right-hander Chihiro Kaneko, but will not break the bank to bring in this year’s Sawamura Award winner. “We’ve put it (an offer) together, and ...

Nov 25, 2014

Eagles, Tigers want to sign Kaneko

The Tohoku Rakuten Godlen Eagles’ managing director indicated Tuesday that the club would pursue free agent right-hander Chihiro Kaneko, the ace of the Pacific League’s Orix Buffaloes. A day after Kaneko said he was not inclined to ask Orix to post him to the ...

Nov 13, 2014

Veteran first baseman Arai rejoins to Carp

The Hiroshima Carp announced on Thursday the acquisition of former Central League home run king Takahiro Arai, after he was granted his release by the Hanshin Tigers earlier this month. The 37-year-old Arai will be returning to the club he won the CL home ...

Nov 4, 2014

Tigers to pursue Nakajima: team president

Hansin Tigers president Nobuo Minami said Tuesday the Central League club is aiming to acquire the services of free agent Hiroyuki Nakajima. “(As a team) we are united and will go all out to achieve this purpose,” Minami said of the former Seibu Lions ...

Nov 4, 2014

Tigers release first baseman Arai

Former Central League home run king Takahiro Arai was granted his release by the Hanshin Tigers on Tuesday. The 37-year-old Arai, whose three-year contract expires this year, hit just .244 with three home runs and 31 RBIs this season for the Tigers, who lost ...

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 ...