Tigers hand Dragons fifth straight defeat

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 20, 2018

Tigers hand Dragons fifth straight defeat

The Hanshin Tigers kept former major leaguer Daisuke Matsuzaka from earning his first win since his return to NPB in 2015 with a 2-1 victory over the Chunichi Dragons on Thursday. In his second start for the Dragons, the 37-year-old Matsuzaka was tagged with his ...

Dragons to give Daisuke Matsuzaka a tryout in January

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Dec 21, 2017

Dragons to give Daisuke Matsuzaka a tryout in January

The Chunichi Dragons said Thursday they will hold a tryout in January for former major league right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka. The 37-year-old recently parted ways with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks. "I'm grateful that I got the chance," Matsuzaka said in a statement. "I will prepare thoroughly for ...

Dragons eye signing hurler Daisuke Matsuzaka

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Dec 19, 2017

Dragons eye signing hurler Daisuke Matsuzaka

The Chunichi Dragons are considering acquiring former major league right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka, with whom the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks parted ways recently, sources said Monday. The 37-year-old Matsuzaka, who also pitched for the Boston Red Sox and the New York Mets, wants to continue his ...

Masahiro Tanaka staying with Yankees

Baseball / MLB Nov 4, 2017

Masahiro Tanaka staying with Yankees

Scratch Masahiro Tanaka off the list of potential free-agent pitchers. Tanaka said Friday he will stay with the New York Yankees and not exercise the right to opt out of the remaining three seasons of his contract. "It was a simple decision for me as I ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 27, 2017

Matsuzaka hoping to continue on with Hawks

Former big leaguer Daisuke Matsuzaka said Wednesday he is still hoping to make a comeback, and the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks have indicated they want to help. The 37-year-old right-hander is in the final year of a three-year contract that lured him back from the big ...