Ichiro, Kuroda decline WBC invite

| Nov 20, 2012

Ichiro, Kuroda decline WBC invite

Ichiro Suzuki and Hiroki Kuroda confirmed Monday what had already been brewing in the rumor mill: they will not play for two-time defending champion Japan in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. Outfielder Ichiro and right-hander Kuroda are both free agents from the New York ...

| Jan 1, 2010

Japan searches for WBC manager

Nippon Professional Baseball is planning to select the Japan national team manager for the 2013 World Baseball Classic as early as July, it was learned Thursday. A panel is expected to be put in place around May to start discussing the selection process for ...

| Apr 7, 2009

Venezuela's Chavez vows WBC win

Visiting Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, known as a baseball enthusiast, said Monday during talks with Prime Minister Taro Aso that his country will win the next World Baseball Classic tournament. “We will win the next WBC,” Chavez said at the outset of his meeting ...