Inaba set to be named next Samurai Japan manager

/ Jul 19, 2017

Inaba set to be named next Samurai Japan manager

Atsunori Inaba will be named the new manager of Japan's national men's baseball team as early as next week, an official source said Wednesday. The 44-year-old former outfielder, who starred with the Central League's Yakult Swallows and the Pacific League's Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, was ...

Fighters send Inaba out with win

/ Oct 5, 2014

Fighters send Inaba out with win

The Nippon Ham Fighters feted retiring star Atsunori Inaba on Sunday and capped it off with a 1-0 win over the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. Double-duty right-hander Shohei Otani worked two innings in the start of an otherwise meaningless game for the Fighters and hit ...

/ Apr 13, 2014

Fighters' Inaba to have surgery on left knee

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters first baseman Atsunori Inaba will have surgery to clean out damaged cartilage in his ailing left knee, the team's trainer said Sunday. The Fighters' captain, who was deactivated on April 5, is expected to be sidelined from five to six weeks. Inaba, ...