Dec 6, 2014

Buffaloes sign Blanco, Bullington

The Orix Buffaloes have signed slugger Tony Blanco and Bryan Bullington, who were released from the Yokohama BayStars and Hiroshima Carp, respectively. First baseman Blanco, 34, figures to make an estimated ¥500 million over two years, while right-hander Bullington, 34, has agreed to a ...

Dec 2, 2014

BayStars release slugger Blanco

The Yokohama BayStars opted not to extend the contract of slugger Tony Blanco and have released the Dominican first baseman, the Central League club announced on Tuesday. Blanco, 34, was notified the same day as the Nippon Professional Baseball’s commissioner’s office announced the names ...

Blanco slays Dragons with sayonara home run

Sep 15, 2014

Blanco slays Dragons with sayonara home run

Tony Blanco’s pinch-hit solo homer in the bottom of the ninth inning on Monday lifted the Yokohama BayStars to a 4-3 walk-off win over the Chunichi Dragons. Moments after the Dragons’ Takahito Kudo tied the game in the top of the ninth off rookie ...

Blanco homers twice as BayStars down Swallows

Sep 30, 2013

Blanco homers twice as BayStars down Swallows

Tony Blanco homered twice to drive in five runs, powering the Yokohama BayStars to a 6-3 win over the last-place Tokyo Yakult Swallows on Monday night. Yakult’s Wladimir Balentien extended his Japanese single-season record to 59 homers with a two-out solo blast that gave ...

Sugiuchi, Blanco win monthly MVP honors

May 9, 2013

Sugiuchi, Blanco win monthly MVP honors

Yomiuri Giants lefty Toshiya Sugiuchi and Yokohama BayStars first baseman Tony Blanco were named the monthly MVPs in the Central League for their outstanding performances in March and April on Wednesday. Seibu Lions right-hander Kazuhisa Makita and Lions left-fielder Takumi Kuriyama won the accolades ...