Apr 27, 2015

Fighters to hold spring training in Arizona

The Pacific League’s Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters will hold part of their spring training camp next year in Peoria, Arizona, the mega-sports complex used by the San Diego Padres, the club announced Monday. In a tie-up with the Padres, the Fighters will use the ...

Otani sharpens up ahead of Opening Day

Mar 21, 2015

Otani sharpens up ahead of Opening Day

Flame-throwing Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters right-hander Shohei Otani worked three scoreless innings on Saturday in his final preseason exhibition before he goes to the mound next week on Opening Day. Otani, who professes to have made some minor adjustments to his approach, said he ...