Ex-BayStars player Gourriel defects from Cuba

Feb 9, 2016

Ex-BayStars player Gourriel defects from Cuba

Star Cuban infielder Yulieski Gourriel and his younger brother slipped away from their hotel in the Dominican Republic early Monday in an apparent effort to launch careers in Major League Baseball. The departure of Yulieski ,a former Yokohama BayStars player, and his brother Lourdes ...

Jan 21, 2016

BayStars acquire Yokohama Stadium operator

The Yokohama BayStars will make the operator of Yokohama Stadium its consolidated subsidiary, the Central League team announced Thursday following the completion of the takeover bid a day earlier. The team began its tender offer on Nov. 24 and acquired 71.12 percent of voting ...

Ramirez to aim high as manager

Oct 21, 2015

Ramirez to aim high as manager

Alex Ramirez was unveiled as the new BayStars manager in Yokohama on Wednesday, and the Venezuelan first-time skipper was not shy in making clear that his goal for next season is nothing less than a Central League pennant. “It’s a privilege for me to ...

BayStars name Ramirez as new manager

Oct 19, 2015

BayStars name Ramirez as new manager

Alex Ramirez, the only foreign player to get 2,000 hits in Nippon Professional Baseball, achieved one of his long-held ambitions on Monday, when the Yokohama BayStars announced he would be their new manager. Ramirez, a native of Venezuela, is a two-time Central League MVP. ...

Yamada belts two homers as Swallows sink BayStars

Sep 24, 2015

Yamada belts two homers as Swallows sink BayStars

Tetsuto Yamada homered twice and drove in three runs to lead the Tokyo Yakult Swallows to their fourth straight victory, a 4-2 win over the Yokohama BayStars. Yamada opened the scoring in the first inning with his 35th home run, a two-run shot, and ...