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Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jan 14, 2019

Lotte acquires ex-BayStars pitcher Brandon Mann

The Chiba Lotte Marines have acquired former Yokohama BayStars pitcher Brandon Mann for next season, the Pacific League club said Monday. The 34-year-old Mann, who played with the Texas Rangers in the major leagues last year, agreed to terms worth an estimated $200,000 (about ¥21.6 ...

Lotte signs former major league pitcher Josh Ravin

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jan 7, 2019

Lotte signs former major league pitcher Josh Ravin

The Chiba Lotte Marines have acquired former major league pitcher Josh Ravin for next season, the Pacific League club said Monday. The 30-year-old Ravin, who played with the Atlanta Braves last year, agreed to terms worth an estimated $800,000 (about ¥87.2 million). The Marines hope ...

Former Hawks ace Tadashi Settsu to retire

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Dec 30, 2018

Former Hawks ace Tadashi Settsu to retire

Former Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks ace Tadashi Settsu will retire after he was unable to land a contract with a Nippon Professional Baseball club for next season, a source familiar with the matter said Sunday. Settsu, who won the Sawamura Award in 2012 as Japan's most ...