Hawks' Yanagita tops fans' All-Star vote

/ Jun 26, 2017

Hawks' Yanagita tops fans' All-Star vote

Yuki Yanagita was named to his fourth Pacific League All-Star team on Monday, when the results of this year’s fan ballot were announced by Nippon Professional Baseball.It is the third time that fans have put the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks center fielder on an All-Star ...

Fighters' Otani may be activated Friday

/ Jun 22, 2017

Fighters' Otani may be activated Friday

Pitcher Shohei Otani, whose season has been derailed by injuries, could be activated prior to Friday’s game against the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters said Wednesday.Otani, who practiced with the Fighters’ first team for the second straight day at Sapporo ...

May 19, 2017

MLB wants to change posting system

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday he would like revisions made to the posting system agreement for Japanese players that the league has with Nippon Professional Baseball by this offseason.Under the current posting system which has been in place since 2013, any ...