/ Jun 16, 2017

Hawks activate Cuban pitcher Moinelo

The Fukuoka SoftBank signed and activated Cuban lefty Livan Moinelo on Friday before the team's series opener with the Hiroshima Carp. Moinelo pitched three innings for Cuba in March's World Baseball Classic, but did not play in a 11-6 loss to Japan at Tokyo Dome. ...

Looking for 'omotenashi' in Cuba's southeast

May 26, 2017

Looking for 'omotenashi' in Cuba's southeast

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Though half a world apart in geography, history, language and just about anything else you could name, Cuba and Japan are not entirely without similarities. Both are island countries, albeit in different stages of development, and both are in the throes of full-on tourist drives, ...

/ May 18, 2017

Marines sign Cuban outfielder Santos

The Chiba Lotte Marines have agreed on a deal worth $200,000 with Cuban outfielder Roel Santos, the Pacific League club said Thursday. The 29-year-old Santos, who throws and bats left-handed, is known for his speed and defensive skills, and served as the leadoff hitter for ...

Eighth-inning heroics carry unbeaten Japan past Cuba

Mar 15, 2017

Eighth-inning heroics carry unbeaten Japan past Cuba

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Another night, another thrilling win for Samurai Japan at the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Pinch hitter Seiichi Uchikawa brought in the tiebreaking run with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth, Tetsuto Yamada provided more breathing room with a two-run home run later ...