Dec 24, 2015

Swallows finalize deals with pitchers Davies, Lueke, Perez

The Tokyo Yakult Swallows have signed veteran big league right-hander Kyle Davies, right-hander Josh Lueke and lefty Luis Perez on one-year contracts, the Central League champions announced Thursday. The 32-year-old Davies has a 43-65 career record over eight major league seasons, mostly with the ...

Barnette agrees to deal with Rangers

Dec 16, 2015

Barnette agrees to deal with Rangers

Right-handed closer Tony Barnette has agreed to a $3.5 million, two-year contract with the Texas Rangers after six seasons in Japan. Barnette gets $1.5 million next year and $1.75 million in 2017 under Tuesday’s agreement. Texas has a 2018 option with a $250,000 buyout. ...

Nov 13, 2015

Swallows finalize deals with Sakaguchi, Ugumori

The Central League champion Tokyo Yakult Swallows announced Friday that they have agreed to contract terms with free agent outfielders Tomotaka Sakaguchi and Atsushi Ugumori. The 31-year-old Sakaguchi, a light-hitting, four-time Golden Glove winner for the Orix Buffaloes, whose principle skill has been getting ...

Swallows to post closer Barnette

Nov 2, 2015

Swallows to post closer Barnette

The Central League champion Tokyo Yakult Swallows revealed Monday that they will make closer Tony Barnette available to major league teams through the posting system. The Swallows are seeking a posting fee of $500,000. Any major league team that agrees to pay that fee ...