• Kyodo


The Yomiuri Giants on Thursday filed an application for the reinstatement of their former reliever Kyosuke Takagi with Nippon Professional Baseball following his one-year suspension for gambling.

Takagi, 27, was found to have bet on a handful of baseball games at the urging of a Giants teammate and received a one-year suspension on March 22, 2016, and was immediately released by the team.

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