/ May 18, 2017

Hawks' Wada weighing options to treat elbow ailment

Five-time All-Star lefty Tsuyoshi Wada is considering having surgery to repair his left elbow inflammation, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks manager Kimiyasu Kudo said Thursday. “Surgery is one of the options,” Kudo said. “If he keeps pitching when his condition doesn’t look good he will be ...

Hawks call up Kawasaki from farm team

/ Apr 27, 2017

Hawks call up Kawasaki from farm team

Munenori Kawasaki has been promoted to the top team for this weekend’s three-game series against the Orix Buffaloes, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks manager Kimiyasu Kudo said Thursday. Kudo said he will play the 35-year-old infielder, who signed a one-year deal with the Pacific League club ...

/ Apr 15, 2017

Hawks' Takeda out with shoulder pain

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks deactivated right-hander Shota Takeda on Friday due to shoulder inflammation, while announcing that Venezuelan setup man Robert Suarez has had Tommy John surgery. Takeda’s deactivation comes three days after veteran lefty Tsuyoshi Wada was deactivated with stiffness in his elbow. ...

Buffaloes hurler Kaneko tosses two-hit shutout

/ Apr 14, 2017

Buffaloes hurler Kaneko tosses two-hit shutout

Orix ace Chihiro Kaneko threw a two-hit shutout on Friday as the surprising Buffaloes opened their weekend series with a 9-0 victory over the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks. Kaneko (2-0) struck out five without issuing a walk. The right-hander didn’t allow a hit until the ...

/ Apr 14, 2017

Hawks pitcher Takeda deactivated

Right-hander Shota Takeda was deactivated by the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks on Friday due to concerns over his shoulder. The move comes three days after veteran lefty Tsuyoshi Wada was deactivated with stiffness in his elbow. The 24-year-old Takeda has not worked past the sixth ...

Hawks end Eagles' unbeaten run with rout

/ Apr 5, 2017

Hawks end Eagles' unbeaten run with rout

A day after suffering their first loss of the season, the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks returned the favor, beating the previously unbeaten Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 15-4 in the Pacific League on Wednesday afternoon. Yuya Hasegawa, making his first start of the season for the ...