NPB bans pitcher Takagi one year for gambling

Mar 22, 2016

NPB bans pitcher Takagi one year for gambling

Yomiuri Giants pitcher Kyosuke Takagi has been banned for one year for his involvement in gambling on baseball, Nippon Professional Baseball announced Tuesday. NPB commissioner Katsuhiko Kumazaki handed down the decision to the 26-year-old reliever following a meeting of the investigation panel. The Giants, ...

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 ...

Mar 14, 2016

Giants say players engaged in pool betting on team's games

The Yomiuri Giants confirmed Monday that the team’s players routinely took part in pool betting on the Central League team’s games. Six days after a fourth Giants pitcher was found to have gambled on Nippon Professional Baseball games, the head of NPB’s investigations committee, ...

Giants pitcher Takagi admits to lying during gambling probe

Mar 9, 2016

Giants pitcher Takagi admits to lying during gambling probe

Yomiuri Giants reliever Kyosuke Takagi confessed on Wednesday to betting on baseball and admitted that he lied during the team’s latest investigation. “I’ve betrayed all the people associated with me since I started playing baseball in elementary school. I’m really sorry,” Takagi said at ...

Feb 20, 2016

Giants holding talks with Cuban outfielder Garcia

The Yomiuri Giants are negotiating to bring close to a deal with 22-year-old Cuban right fielder Jose Adolis Garcia, the Central League club’s general manager confirmed Saturday. Giants GM Tatsuyoshi Tsutsumi said that while Garcia had rejected an earlier offer, “it is true that ...