Jun 13, 2015

Fighters' Hermida returning to U.S. after thumb injury

Outfielder Jeremy Hermida will temporarily return to the United States, having broken the base of his left thumb, the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters said Saturday. Hermida was injured during the Fighters’ 1-0 defeat to the Hanshin Tigers on June 6 and was deactivated two ...

Jun 10, 2015

Giants, Fighters complete four-player trade

The Central League’s Yomiuri Giants and Pacific League’s Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters have concluded a four-player trade, a source familiar with the matter said Wednesday. The Giants will ship 34-year-old, right-hand-hitting outfielder Kenji Yano and 29-year-old lefty Hideki Sunaga to the Fighters in exchange ...

Resurgent Messenger deals Otani first loss

Jun 6, 2015

Resurgent Messenger deals Otani first loss

Randy Messenger, making his second start since returning from the minors, worked eight innings and the Hanshin Tigers beat the Pacific League-leading Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 1-0 in interleague play on Saturday. Messenger (4-5), has now worked 15 scoreless innings since returning to the ...

Hermida strokes two-run triple to lift Fighters

May 14, 2015

Hermida strokes two-run triple to lift Fighters

Jeremy Hermida unlocked a scoreless pitchers’ duel with a two-run triple to help teammate Shohei Otani to his sixth win of the season as Hokkaido Nippon Ham defeated the Seibu Lions 2-1 on Thursday. With two on and two out in the eighth, Hermida ...

Apr 27, 2015

Fighters to hold spring training in Arizona

The Pacific League’s Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters will hold part of their spring training camp next year in Peoria, Arizona, the mega-sports complex used by the San Diego Padres, the club announced Monday. In a tie-up with the Padres, the Fighters will use the ...