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 ...