Aug 15, 2016

Japanese baseball Hall of Famer Toyoda dies

Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame inductee and former Nishitetsu Lions infielder Yasumitsu Toyoda died of pneumonia Sunday evening at the age of 81. After joining Nishitetsu (now the Seibu Lions) and winning the Rookie of the Year award in 1953, Toyoda helped the Lions ...

Hawks' Takeda collects 11th victory of season

Aug 2, 2016

Hawks' Takeda collects 11th victory of season

Shota Takeda allowed two runs in eight innings as the Pacific League-leading Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks beat the Seibu Lions 6-2 on Tuesday. Takeda (11-4) gave up four hits, while striking out seven and walking one. Lefty Masahiko Morifuku and right-hander Robert Suarez worked the ...

Jul 26, 2016

Lions southpaw Takahashi has Tommy John surgery

Seibu Lions lefty Tomomi Takahashi, who saved 51 games over the previous two seasons, has had Tommy John surgery, the Pacific League club announced Tuesday. The 27-year-old Takahashi appeared in seven games this spring with one save, three holds and one win before being ...

Jul 20, 2016

Lions acquire former Fighters, Hawks pitcher Wolfe

The Seibu Lions have signed right-hander Brian Wolfe, the Pacific League club announced Wednesday. The 35-year-old Wolfe has pitched six seasons in Japan, the first four with the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, and the last two with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks. He has a ...

Jul 15, 2016

Lions cut pitcher Van Hekken

The Seibu Lions terminated left-hander Andy Van Hekken’s contract and placed him on waivers, the Pacific League club announced Friday. The 36-year-old joined Seibu ahead of this season and was in the starting rotation at the beginning of the season, but struggled with a ...

Tamura helps Marines thump Lions

Jun 26, 2016

Tamura helps Marines thump Lions

Catcher Tatsuhiro Tamura had four hits and three RBIs to help power the Chiba Lotte Marines to a 10-4 thumping of the Seibu Lions in the Pacific League on Sunday afternoon. Tamura doubled, homered and added a late RBI single, and Jason Standridge (5-5) ...

May 29, 2016

Lions sign veteran hurler Paulino

The Seibu Lions have acquired 32-year-old right-hander Felipe Paulino, the Pacific League club announced Sunday. Paulino’s fastball tops out over 150 kph and he is being looked at as a possible solution to the Lions’ starting-pitching shortage. In his major league career, Paulino is ...