Feb 7, 2017

Yankees hurler Tanaka begins prep work for spring training

Masahiro Tanaka arrived at the New York Yankees’ minor league complex for pre-spring training workouts in Florida. Tanaka arrived Monday and is scheduled to throw off a mound Wednesday. The right-hander was a concern at the start of spring training last year after arthroscopic ...

Ichiro reports to spring training

Feb 24, 2016

Ichiro reports to spring training

The 16th year of Ichiro Suzuki’s major-league career began Tuesday, when he reported to spring training ahead of his second season with the Miami Marlins. The 42-year-old, who is approaching the iconic major-league milestone of 3,000 hits, said baseball at this stage of his ...

Feb 6, 2015

Lions closer Takahashi making adjustments to sinker

Seibu Lions closer Tomomi Takahashi said Friday that a sinker he’s playing around with might keep left-handed hitters more off balance this season. The 26-year-old lefty, who saved 29 games last season for the Pacific League club, threw his first bullpen of spring training ...

NPB squads start spring training

Feb 1, 2014

NPB squads start spring training

The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, who last season won their first Japan Series in the franchise’s ninth year of existence, started spring training Saturday in Kumejima, Okinawa Prefecture, in preparation for the start of the regular season on March 28. The Eagles and seven ...