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Baseball / Japanese Baseball Dec 5, 2018

Fighters acquire former Cubs pitcher Justin Hancock

The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters announced Wednesday they have signed a one-year contract with pitcher Justin Hancock for an estimated ¥70 million (about $620,000). Hancock threw 12.1 innings of relief for the Chicago Cubs this past season, getting 11 strikeouts with a 1.46 ERA. The ...

Lions slugger Hotaka Yamakawa signs new deal

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Dec 5, 2018

Lions slugger Hotaka Yamakawa signs new deal

Pacific League MVP Hotaka Yamakawa has signed a new contract with the Seibu Lions, the Saitama club said Wednesday. The 27-year-old first baseman, who led Nippon Professional Baseball in home runs this year, will receive an estimated annual salary of ¥110 million ($973,000), nearly tripling ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Dec 3, 2018

Dragons acquire former major league lefty Enny Romero

The Chunichi Dragons announced Monday the acquisition of Dominican pitcher Enny Romero, who participated in last year's World Baseball Classic. Romero, 27, signed a contract with the Central League club for an estimated annual salary of ¥50 million (about $440,000). He began his career with ...

Lions post Yusei Kikuchi

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Dec 3, 2018

Lions post Yusei Kikuchi

The Seibu Lions have posted left-hander Yusei Kikuchi to the major leagues, the Pacific League champions announced Monday. Kikuchi, 27, applied to Nippon Professional Baseball, and the league in turn informed Major League Baseball, according to the team. He needed his club's approval to move ...