Tokyo will host two rounds of 2017 WBC

Aug 2, 2016

Tokyo will host two rounds of 2017 WBC

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Samurai Japan’s quest to reclaim the World Baseball Classic title will begin in the nation’s capital. Tokyo was announced as a host for both rounds of the Asian region of the 2017 World Baseball Classic during a news conference at the NPB Commissioner’s office ...

Ramirez keeping things simple for BayStars

Jun 23, 2016

Ramirez keeping things simple for BayStars

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After 13 years studying Japanese baseball as a hitter and outfielder, Alex Ramirez is taking a similar approach to his new job as the rookie manager of the Yokohama BayStars. The Venezuelan, the first foreign-born player with 2,000 hits in Nippon Professional Baseball, is ...

Lee hoping major gamble pays off with Mariners

Feb 29, 2016

Lee hoping major gamble pays off with Mariners

Lee Dae-ho does not have the typical background of a spring training non-roster invite. The 33-year-old slugger has superstar status in Asia after playing professionally for 15 seasons. He gave up a hefty contract and the chance to win a third straight Japan Series ...

Sep 4, 2015

MLB players won't be at Premier 12

Major league players will not take part in the inaugural Premier 12 tournament this fall in Japan and Taiwan. According to a Major League Baseball source Thursday, any player on a 40-man MLB roster will not be allowed to play in the Nov. 8-21 ...