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Reds outfielder Shogo Akiyama begins transition to majors

Baseball / MLB Feb 14, 2020

Reds outfielder Shogo Akiyama begins transition to majors

Shogo Akiyama got into the batter's box and took his first swing with the Cincinnati Reds at spring training. He barely made contact. "I was very embarrassed," Akiyama said through translator Luke Shinoda. "I'm looking forward to tomorrow now." He'll get plenty more chances. Cincinnati signed Akiyama ...

Baseball / MLB Feb 13, 2020

MLB goes ahead with three-batter minimum, roster changes

Major League Baseball went ahead with its planned rules changes for this season, including the requirement a pitcher must face at least three batters or end the half-inning, unless he is hurt. The changes, which were announced on Wednesday, were agreed to by MLB and ...