Dec 1, 2016

BayStars give slugger Tsutsugo a hefty salary increase

The Yokohama BayStars gave Yoshitomo Tsutsugo a huge pay raise and re-signed the outfielder Thursday to an annual salary of ¥300 million (about $2.6 million) for next season. “I have been offered an unbelievable amount of money and I am really thankful,” said Tsutsugo, ...

Dec 1, 2016

Hurler Yamaguchi set to join Giants

Right-hander Shun Yamaguchi, who declared himself a free agent from the Yokohama BayStars last month, is joining the Giants, Yomiuri general manager Tatsuyoshi Tsutsumi said Thursday. Tsutsumi said Yamaguchi, 29, contacted him around noon and told him he wants to play for the Giants. ...

Nov 23, 2016

BayStars acquire pitcher Patton from Cubs

Right-hander Spencer Patton has signed with the Yokohama BayStars, the Central League club announced Wednesday. The 28-year-old Patton has pitched in 52 big league games over the past three seasons, including 16 this year for the Chicago Cubs. The reliever has a 3-2 record ...

Oct 25, 2016

BayStars sign infielder Ciriaco

The Yokohama BayStars hope to have found their third baseman as they announced the signing of Audy Ciriaco of the Dominican Republic on Tuesday. Ciriaco, 29, played for the Ishikawa Million Stars of the independent Baseball Challenge League this season, when he hit .332 ...

Oct 21, 2016

BayStars GM says team targeting Dominican infielder Ciriaco

The Yokohama BayStars are looking to acquire infielder Audy Ciriaco of the Ishikawa Million Stars in the independent Baseball Challenge League, BayStars general manager Shigeru Takada revealed Friday. “He is a right-handed batter who plays third base, with power,” said Takada, adding that the ...

Passionate fans revel in Carp's success

Oct 16, 2016

Passionate fans revel in Carp's success

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Having waited nearly as long for their seventh pennant as they did for their first, Hiroshima Carp fans proved to be a force to be reckoned with this season, Hall of Famer Koji Yamamoto said Saturday. “The Hiroshima fans feel like we are part ...

BayStars blank Carp, stave off elimination

Oct 14, 2016

BayStars blank Carp, stave off elimination

The Yokohama BayStars won their second elimination game of the postseason, beating the Hiroshima Carp 3-0 in Game 3 of the Central League Climax Series Final Stage on Friday. Four days after winning the do-or-die Game 3 of the first stage against the Yomiuri ...

Nomura, Tanaka carry Carp past BayStars in Game 2

Oct 13, 2016

Nomura, Tanaka carry Carp past BayStars in Game 2

Yusuke Nomura threw six shutout innings and Kosuke Tanaka scored three runs Thursday to put the Hiroshima Carp on the verge of their first Japan Series since 1991. Before 31,264 at Mazda Stadium, Tanaka reached base and scored his first two times up, and ...

Otani, Fighters shut down Hawks in Game 1

Oct 12, 2016

Otani, Fighters shut down Hawks in Game 1

Shohei Otani threw seven scoreless innings to lead the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters to a 6-0 win over the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks in Game 1 of the Pacific League Climax Series Final Stage on Wednesday. Before 36,633 at Sapporo Dome, Otani allowed one hit, ...