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Eagles acquire infielder Cruz from Giants

/ Jul 26, 2017

Eagles acquire infielder Cruz from Giants

The Pacific League-leading Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles on Wednesday bolstered their middle infield by purchasing Luis Cruz from the Central League's Yomiuri Giants. The 33-year-old Mexican was in his second season with Yomiuri after spending two years with the PL's Chiba Lotte Marines. Cruz, who ...

/ Jul 26, 2017

Hawks to be without Uchikawa for six weeks

Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks first baseman Seiichi Uchikawa will be sidelined for six weeks because of a fractured left thumb, the Pacific League team said Wednesday. Uchikawa was diagnosed with the injury at a hospital in Sendai, where the Hawks are playing the Tohoku Rakuten Golden ...

/ Jul 20, 2017

Carp give minor league star Mejia a six-year deal

The Hiroshima Carp have signed minor league sensation Alejandro Mejia to a six-year deal, the team announced Thursday. The 24-year-old Mejia has been dominating the Western League since signing a developmental contract out of the Carp's Dominican Republic academy. Mejia, the WL's player of the ...

Inaba set to be named next Samurai Japan manager

/ Jul 19, 2017

Inaba set to be named next Samurai Japan manager

Atsunori Inaba will be named the new manager of Japan's national men's baseball team as early as next week, an official source said Wednesday. The 44-year-old former outfielder, who starred with the Central League's Yakult Swallows and the Pacific League's Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, was ...