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 ...

Apr 29, 2016

BayStars' Tsutsugo sidelined with muscle strain

Yokohama BayStars cleanup hitter Yoshitomo Tsutsugo was deactivated on Friday due to a muscle strain, the Central League club said. Tsutsugo, who left Thursday’s game against the Chunichi Dragons early, is expected back in a minimum of 10 days. According to manager Alex Ramirez, ...

Romak adjusting to game in Japan

Mar 5, 2016

Romak adjusting to game in Japan

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Surviving the first few days of spring training is the initial step for most first-year foreign players in their adjustment to life in NPB. Japanese clubs don’t pull many punches during camp early on, and feature a much heavier workload than teams in MLB ...

Ramirez to aim high as manager

Oct 21, 2015

Ramirez to aim high as manager

Alex Ramirez was unveiled as the new BayStars manager in Yokohama on Wednesday, and the Venezuelan first-time skipper was not shy in making clear that his goal for next season is nothing less than a Central League pennant. “It’s a privilege for me to ...

BayStars name Ramirez as new manager

Oct 19, 2015

BayStars name Ramirez as new manager

Alex Ramirez, the only foreign player to get 2,000 hits in Nippon Professional Baseball, achieved one of his long-held ambitions on Monday, when the Yokohama BayStars announced he would be their new manager. Ramirez, a native of Venezuela, is a two-time Central League MVP. ...

Ramirez happy to be back in NPB

Jun 28, 2015

Ramirez happy to be back in NPB

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Alex Ramirez had an eventful first gameday on the job. The new roving advisor to the Orix Buffaloes spent most of batting practice on Saturday giving instruction to many of the Orix hitters, including Yoshio Itoi and Takahiro Okada. Later, he high-fived a few ...