Gourriel to make debut with BayStars Friday

Jun 2, 2014

Gourriel to make debut with BayStars Friday

Newly acquired Cuban infielder Yulieski Gourriel will make his debut with the Yokohama BayStars this week, manager Kiyoshi Nakahata revealed on Monday. Nakahata appears set to start Gourriel at third base and have him bat third in the starting lineup on Friday in the ...

Eagles' Norimoto throws two-hit shutout

May 22, 2014

Eagles' Norimoto throws two-hit shutout

Takahiro Norimoto threw a two-hitter for his second shutout of the season, Kazuya Fujita delivered a two-run single and the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles blanked the Yokohama BayStars 4-0 in a rain makeup game on Thursday night in Sendai. Norimoto (5-3), the 2013 Pacific ...

Carp batters prop up Maeda in win over BayStars

May 4, 2014

Carp batters prop up Maeda in win over BayStars

Shogo Kimura hit a tiebreaking single and Ryuhei Matsuyama had a two-run homer to help make a winner of Kenta Maeda as the Hiroshima Carp beat the Yokohama BayStars 5-2 on Sunday afternoon. It was the 20th victory of the year for the Central ...

Giants slugger Lopez belts winning HR in 10th

Apr 1, 2014

Giants slugger Lopez belts winning HR in 10th

Jose Lopez continued his spring power surge with a 10th-inning solo homer as the Yomiuri Giants spoiled the Yokohama BayStars’ home opener on Tuesday with a 2-1, 10-inning victory at Yokohama Stadium. The homer was Lopez’s third of the new season and gave him ...

Dec 25, 2013

Swallows acquire lefty pitcher Narveson

The Tokyo Yakult Swallows announced Wednesday that they have signed 32-year-old pitcher Chris Narveson. The 191-cm southpaw has a career major league record of 26-18 with a 4.65 ERA over six seasons, mostly with the National League’s Milwaukee Brewers. He was a fixture in ...

Dec 2, 2013

BayStars release Ramirez

Alex Ramirez, the first foreign-born player to reach 2,000 hits in Japanese professional baseball, was one of 123 who have been released by their teams, the commissioner’s office said Monday. The 39-year-old Ramirez, whom the Yokohama BayStars indicated they would cut ties with on ...

Oct 3, 2013

Nakahata to return as BayStars manager in 2014

Kiyoshi Nakahata will stay on as manager of the Yokohama BayStars next season after agreeing to a new one-year deal on Thursday. Nakahata had been ready to face the music after a disappointing season, but the 59-year-old got the backing of the BayStars and ...