Giants unveil master base stealer Kataoka

Dec 9, 2013

Giants unveil master base stealer Kataoka

Yasuyuki Kataoka, who has joined the Yomiuri Giants in a free-agent deal from the Seibu Lions, said Monday he hopes to steal enough bases to put the two-time defending Central League champions in contention for a Japan Series champion in 2014. “If I can ...

Giants now banking on Kataoka to shore up second base

Dec 2, 2013

Giants now banking on Kataoka to shore up second base

by Jason Coskrey

The Yomiuri Giants have, at long last, finally found their second baseman. Again. This time it’s Yasuyuki Kataoka, the former Seibu Lions infielder who on Sunday announced his intention to join the two-time defending Central League champions. Kataoka will become the next in a ...