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Matsuzaka hurts shoulder after fan pulls arm

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Feb 12, 2019

Matsuzaka hurts shoulder after fan pulls arm

Former big leaguer Daisuke Matsuzaka has another hurdle to clear with inflammation in his right shoulder after a fan pulled his arm during an event at spring training. The Chunichi Dragons said Tuesday that Matsuzaka has been prohibited from throwing after feeling discomfort in his ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Dec 3, 2018

Dragons acquire former major league lefty Enny Romero

The Chunichi Dragons announced Monday the acquisition of Dominican pitcher Enny Romero, who participated in last year's World Baseball Classic. Romero, 27, signed a contract with the Central League club for an estimated annual salary of ¥50 million (about $440,000). He began his career with ...

NPB career saves leader Hitoki Iwase set to retire

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 27, 2018

NPB career saves leader Hitoki Iwase set to retire

Chunichi Dragons left-hander Hitoki Iwase, will retire at the end of the season along with veteran second baseman Masahiro Araki, an informed source said Wednesday. The news comes hours after Chunichi's 2011 Central League MVP Takuya Asao announced this season would also be his last. Iwase, ...