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Baseball / Japanese Baseball Nov 8, 2017

Marines pitcher Wakui eyes move to MLB as free agent

Chiba Lotte Marines right-hander Hideaki Wakui filed for international free agency in a bid to continue his career in Major League Baseball, the Pacific League team said Wednesday. According to a Lotte executive, the 13-year veteran, who won the prestigious Sawamura Award in 2009, will ...

Marines' Wakui considering free agency

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 11, 2017

Marines' Wakui considering free agency

Chiba Lotte Marines right-hander Hideaki Wakui could make himself available on the free-agent market to pursue a long-held dream of playing in the major leagues, a club executive said Wednesday. "We've known how he has always felt (about wanting to play in the majors). He's ...

Marines crush league-leading Hawks

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jun 27, 2016

Marines crush league-leading Hawks

Hideaki Wakui went the distance and Yamaico Navarro drove in four runs as the second-place Chiba Lotte Marines defeated the Pacific League-leading Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 9-6 on Monday evening. Wakui (7-3) didn't allow the Hawks much until the seventh inning, when he was sitting on ...

Lions grab win against Marines ace Wakui

Baseball / Japanese Baseball May 19, 2016

Lions grab win against Marines ace Wakui

Kona Takahashi worked six innings to earn his first win of the season as the Seibu Lions beat the Chiba Lotte Marines 2-1 in the Pacific League on Thursday and dealt former Lion Hideaki Wakui his first defeat of the season. Takahashi (1-1) allowed a ...

Mejia, Viciedo named NPB's top hitters for April

Baseball / Japanese Baseball May 10, 2016

Mejia, Viciedo named NPB's top hitters for April

A pair of first basemen, the Seibu Lions' Ernesto Mejia and the Chunichi Dragons' Dayan Viciedo, grabbed the first monthly honors of the Nippon Professional Baseball season on Tuesday. On the pitchers' side, Pacific League honors went to the Chiba Lotte Marines' Hideaki Wakui and ...