Feb 26, 2016

Darvish dishes out advice for Otani

Former Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters ace Yu Darvish had some advice on Thursday for Shohei Otani, the man who took over his spot in Sapporo: “Do your own thing.” Darvish, now the ace of the Texas Rangers, spent time training with the 21-year-old Otani ...

Feb 18, 2016

Nago to build new spring stadium for Fighters

After spending the first half of their spring training in Arizona this year, the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters have learned that starting in 2020, the team will have a new training base. Susumu Inamine, mayor of Nago, where the Fighters have held spring training ...

MLB confirms probe in Darvish gambling case

Jan 19, 2016

MLB confirms probe in Darvish gambling case

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Texas Rangers star pitcher Yu Darvish is being investigated by Major League Baseball in the wake of his brother Sho being charged last year with running an illegal gambling ring that allegedly took bets on both MLB and NPB games, The Japan Times has ...

Jan 8, 2016

Fighters sign right-hander Bass

The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters have signed right-hander Anthony Bass on a one-year, ¥100 million ($845,000) deal, the Pacific League club announced Friday. The 29-year-old, who pitched in 33 games for the Texas Rangers last season with a 4.50 ERA, has 129 games under ...

Marines pounce on Fighters' Otani in Game 1 rout

Oct 11, 2015

Marines pounce on Fighters' Otani in Game 1 rout

The Chiba Lotte Marines rocked Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters ace Shohei Otani for five runs in 2-2/3 innings, winning 9-3 in Game 1 of the Pacific League Climax Series first stage on Saturday. The Marines’ Toshiaki Imae overturned a 1-0 deficit with a three-run, ...