Jan 31, 2015

Spring training set to start

Spring training officially kicks off on Sunday for all 12 of Nippon Professional Baseball’s teams in Miyazaki and Okinawa prefectures. Miyazaki will get much of the early focus with both the Japan Series and Pacific League champion Fukuoka Softbank Hawks sharing the city with ...

Jan 30, 2015

Matsui plans visit to Giants' training camp

Retired former New York Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui will observe the Yomiuri Giants’ spring training camp in Miyazaki on Feb. 3-4, Giants team representative Atsushi Harasawa revealed on Friday. The news came a day after it was announced that Matsui will visit the Yokohama ...

Dec 18, 2014

Giants win ¥1.6 million lawsuit against ex-GM Kiyotake

The Yomiuri Giants and its owner, Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings, defeated the club’s former general manager, Hidetoshi Kiyotake on Thursday in a lawsuit battle at the Tokyo District Court. The court’s ruling ordered Kiyotake to pay ¥1.6 million in damages for discrediting the Giants side ...

Kaneko, Sugano claim MVP awards

Nov 26, 2014

Kaneko, Sugano claim MVP awards

by Jason Coskrey

Chihiro Kaneko put up big numbers last season, but was largely out of the spotlight when it was time to give out awards. This time around, the Orix Buffaloes ace was one of the main attractions. Kaneko was named the 2014 Pacific League MVP ...

Nov 25, 2014

Giants acquire pitchers Poreda, Mikolas

The Yomiuri Giants announced Tuesday that they have signed left-hander Aaron Poreda and right-hander Miles Mikolas, both of whom pitched last season for the American League’s Texas Rangers. Poreda, 28, has pitched in 40 big league games, all in relief, with a career ERA ...