Shumpei Yoshikawa signs with D-Backs

Baseball / MLB Aug 25, 2018

Shumpei Yoshikawa signs with D-Backs

Right-handed pitcher Shumpei Yoshikawa has signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks and broken amateur baseball rules in the process, informed sources said Friday. The 23-year-old Yoshikawa was expected to go high in Nippon Professional Baseball's amateur draft this October. He is the first marquee amateur to ...

Baseball / MLB Dec 23, 2017

Arizona Diamondbacks finalize two-year deal with Yoshihisa Hirano

The Arizona Diamondbacks signed free agent closer Yoshihisa Hirano to a two-year, $6 million contract, the team announced Friday. The 33-year-old right-hander, pitched for the Orix Buffaloes for the past 11 seasons. "I am honored to be signing with the Arizona Diamondbacks," Hirano said. "They have ...