Lions starter Keisuke Honda silences Marines

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jul 6, 2019

Lions starter Keisuke Honda silences Marines

Right-hander Keisuke Honda threw 7-1/3 solid innings Saturday as the Seibu Lions hammered the Chiba Lotte Marines 5-0 in the Pacific League. Honda (4-3) gave up seven hits and hit a batter, while striking out one at Zozo Marine Stadium. The fourth-year hurler did not ...

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 ...