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 ...

New Giants skipper Takahashi aiming to make mark

Oct 26, 2015

New Giants skipper Takahashi aiming to make mark

New Yomiuri Giants manager Yoshinobu Takahashi appreciated the responsibility and the tasks that lie ahead as he was unveiled by the Central League club on Monday. “It’s a role with heavy responsibilities. While retaining the tradition that my predecessors have built, I’d like to ...

Oct 24, 2015

Longtime Dragons star Ibata retires at age 40

Hirokazu Ibata, the iconic former shortstop for Chunichi Dragons and a seven-time Golden Glove winner, announced his retirement on Saturday. “I never imagined I’d be able to carry on until the age of 40. These 18 years have been like a dream,” said the ...

Takahashi named Giants manager

Oct 23, 2015

Takahashi named Giants manager

The Yomiuri Giants on Friday appointed Yoshinobu Takahashi as the Central League club’s new manager. The move sees the 40-year-old Takahashi call time on a playing career that saw him doubling up as an outfielder and batting coach for the Giants. “I will move ...

Takahashi confirms receiving offer to manage Giants

Oct 20, 2015

Takahashi confirms receiving offer to manage Giants

Yomiuri Giants player-coach Yoshinobu Takahashi said Monday he has been asked to manage the storied Central League club. “As a player, I was putting myself into a mode of next season, so it came as quite a surprise,” said the 40-year-old Takahashi, who indicated ...

Giants won't rush to name manager Hara's successor

Oct 18, 2015

Giants won't rush to name manager Hara's successor

The Yomiuri Giants appear to be in no hurry to name their next manager following Tatsunori Hara’s sudden announcement on Saturday night that he would resign, a team source said. The source, speaking Sunday, one day before Hara was to meet with the club’s ...