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Kazuo Matsui returning to Seibu Lions

/ Nov 16, 2017

Kazuo Matsui returning to Seibu Lions

Kazuo Matsui, who left the Seibu Lions as a free agent after the 2003 season, will return to his first pro club next season, a source said on Thursday. Matsui, the 1998 Pacific League MVP for the Lions, spent seven seasons in the majors, where ...

Scherzer, Kluber named Cy Young  winners

/ Nov 16, 2017

Scherzer, Kluber named Cy Young winners

Max Scherzer heard his name and thrust his arms in the air, shouting and smiling big before turning to kiss his wife. Corey Kluber, on the other hand, gulped once and blinked. Two aces, two different styles — and now another Cy Young Award for each. The ...

Joe Girardi 'a little shocked' that Yankees let him go

/ Nov 15, 2017

Joe Girardi 'a little shocked' that Yankees let him go

Joe Girardi expected to be back for an 11th season as New York Yankees manager. "I was a little shocked," he said of his dismissal Tuesday after attending a meeting of Major League Baseball's competition committee. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman announced his decision Oct. 26, ...

NPB to introduce video challenge system

/ Nov 13, 2017

NPB to introduce video challenge system

Starting next season, managers in Japan will be able to request video reviews of calls on the field of play following a decision on Monday by Nippon Professional Baseball. Until now, video reviews were restricted to three plays, balls caught against an outfield wall or ...