Mar 20, 2016

BayStars pitchers took part in annual pool bet

Yokohama BayStars pitchers had been placing annual pool bets on their individual season statistics, the Central League club said Sunday. The BayStars were the final Nippon Professional Baseball team to disclose the results of its inquiries into whether its players had bet on baseball ...

Romak adjusting to game in Japan

Mar 5, 2016

Romak adjusting to game in Japan

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Surviving the first few days of spring training is the initial step for most first-year foreign players in their adjustment to life in NPB. Japanese clubs don’t pull many punches during camp early on, and feature a much heavier workload than teams in MLB ...

Feb 18, 2016

Injured Kajitani won't play against Taiwan

Yokohama BayStars outfielder Takayuki Kajitani has pulled out of Japan’s two-game series against Taiwan in March due to an injury, NPB Enterprises announced Thursday. Kajitani, who on Monday was called up for national team duty for the first time since November 2013, suffered an ...

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. ...