Dec 11, 2015

Giants sign infielder Cruz

The Yomiuri Giants signed free agent second baseman Luis Cruz, the Central League club announced Friday. The 31-year-old Mexican played for the Chiba Lotte Marines for the past two seasons. He batted .255 with 16 home runs and a team-high 73 RBIs in 133 ...

Dec 10, 2015

Giants' Sugiuchi takes record pay cut

Yomiuri Giants starter Toshiya Sugiuchi re-signed for ¥50 million plus incentives on Thursday after he offered to take a ¥450 million pay cut, the biggest ever in Japanese baseball history. The 35-year-old left-hander, who was in the fourth and final year of a ¥2 ...

Giants star Abe takes hefty pay cut

Nov 25, 2015

Giants star Abe takes hefty pay cut

Shinnosuke Abe, who until this year was the highest-paid player in Nippon Professional Baseball, agreed to a 36 percent pay cut on Wednesday with the Yomiuri Giants. The 36-year-old Abe, a nine-time winner of the Central League’s Best IX Award at catcher, moved to ...

Nov 18, 2015

Giants retain reliever Mathieson for 2016 season

The Yomiuri Giants said Wednesday that they have re-signed Scott Mathieson for 2016, which will be the right-handed reliever’s fifth season with the Central League team. This year, Mathieson was 3-8 with two saves and a 2.62 ERA over 58⅓ innings in 63 games. ...

Oct 27, 2015

Giants give Mikolas two-year deal

Yomiuri Giants right-hander Miles Mikolas, who set a Central League-high .813 winning percentage this season, re-signed with the club for two years on Tuesday on an annual salary of ¥240 million ($1.98 million). The 27-year-old American who joined the Giants in 2015 after a ...