Jul 30, 2016

Swallows' Hatakeyama done for season

Kazuhiro Hatakeyama, who led the Central League in RBIs last season, will spend the rest of this season rehabilitating, the Tokyo Yakult Swallows announced Saturday. The 33-year-old first baseman, who reached career highs in home runs (26) and RBIs (105) to help propel the ...

Jul 7, 2015

Lions' Akiyama nabs monthly accolade

Seibu Lions leadoff hitter Shogo Akiyama, who is in pursuit of Japan’s single-season hits record, won his second Player of the Month Award on Tuesday, when the monthly honor roll was announced. Three first-time honorees joined Akiyama, who collected his first monthly award in ...