Jan 6, 2014

New NPB commissioner Kumazaki takes reins

Nippon Professional Baseball turned a page on Monday, when new commissioner Katsuhiko Kumazaki had his first official day at the office. Kumazaki spoke about reforming a system that allowed subordinates to make significant changes to NPB’s official ball a year ago and cover it ...

Posting period for Tanaka starts

Dec 27, 2013

Posting period for Tanaka starts

The bidding for star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has begun. All 30 major league teams have been notified that the 30-day period to sign the 25-year-old right-hander began on Thursday, according to Major League Baseball spokesman Michael Teevan. Clubs have until Jan. 24 to attempt ...

Dec 26, 2013

Kumazaki named NPB commissioner

Former prosecutor Katsuhiko Kumazaki was confirmed as Nippon Professional Baseball’s next commissioner on Thursday at an extraordinary owners meeting. “I get the feeling this is going to be a sobering experience, what with all the heaps of issues we have at the moment,” the ...