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Shohei Otani expected to sign with MLB team before end of year

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters two-way talent Shohei Otani will sign his first contract with a major league club by the end of the year, a source familiar with the matter told Kyodo News Wednesday. According to the source, the new posting system will take effect upon ratification at the Dec. 1 ...

Hisashi Iwakuma says Mariners have offered him new deal

/ Nov 20, 2017

Hisashi Iwakuma says Mariners have offered him new deal

Free agent pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma said Monday he has received an offer to rejoin the Seattle Mariners. The Mariners earlier this month declined the 2018 club option on the veteran right-hander, who has been sidelined with shoulder issues since May. Speaking to reporters in Tokyo for ...

Hideki Matsui eager to see how Shohei Otani fares in MLB

/ Nov 20, 2017

Hideki Matsui eager to see how Shohei Otani fares in MLB

Hideki Matsui, special advisor to the New York Yankees' general manager, held a baseball clinic Sunday, where he also shared his thoughts on the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters' Shohei Otani and his potential move to the MLB through the posting system. "As a fan, it's ...

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, ...