Mar 21, 2017

Nomo to throw out first pitch at Japan-U.S. semifinal

Former Los Angeles Dodgers hurler Hideo Nomo will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Tuesday’s World Baseball Classic semifinal between Japan and the United States at Dodger Stadium. His first big league manager, Tommy Lasorda, will catch the ceremonial pitch before Samurai Japan ...

Dodgers bullpen blows Maeda's lead in defeat to D-Backs

/ Apr 13, 2016

Dodgers bullpen blows Maeda's lead in defeat to D-Backs

Kenta Maeda threw six scoreless innings but the bullpen could not preserve the rookie’s lead as the Los Angeles Dodgers lost 4-2 to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday. Maeda, the first Japanese pitcher to start a Dodgers home opener since Hideo Nomo in 2004, ...

Tanaka named starter for opener

/ Apr 1, 2016

Tanaka named starter for opener

Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka will start for the New York Yankees on Opening Day for the second year in a row, manager Joe Girardi announced Thursday. The 27-year-old Tanaka will be just the second Japanese pitcher to start on Opening Day for two straight years ...

Padres hire former MLB star Nomo

/ Feb 12, 2016

Padres hire former MLB star Nomo

The San Diego Padres on Thursday announced the hire of former major league pitcher Hideo Nomo as an adviser for baseball operations. The 47-year-old Japanese baseball Hall-of-Famer, who in 1995 became Japan’s first big leaguer in 30 years and pioneered an era that has ...

Dodgers start new era with Roberts hire

/ Nov 24, 2015

Dodgers start new era with Roberts hire

Dave Roberts overcame long odds during his playing days in the major leagues and survived a bout with cancer in recent years. He had no managerial experience when he went after the vacant Los Angeles Dodgers’ job. Fittingly, the personable Roberts beat the odds ...

/ Aug 18, 2015

Seattle's Iwakuma earns AL weekly accolade

The Seattle Mariners’ Hisashi Iwakuma won his first American League Player of the Week honors on Monday. Iwakuma, 34, threw a no-hitter against the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday, the fifth in Seattle history. He is the first Japanese recipient of the weekly award since ...