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Trey Hillman among Miami Marlins' new coaching hires

Baseball / MLB Dec 6, 2018

Trey Hillman among Miami Marlins' new coaching hires

Former Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters manager Trey Hillman has joined the Miami Marlins as the team's new first base and infield coach, it was announced on Wednesday. The Marlins also brought in Mel Stottlemyre Jr., formerly the Seattle Mariners pitching coach, and Jeff Livesey as ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Dec 5, 2018

Fighters acquire former Cubs pitcher Justin Hancock

The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters announced Wednesday they have signed a one-year contract with pitcher Justin Hancock for an estimated ¥70 million (about $620,000). Hancock threw 12.1 innings of relief for the Chicago Cubs this past season, getting 11 strikeouts with a 1.46 ERA. The ...

Fighters tie series with clutch eighth inning

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 14, 2018

Fighters tie series with clutch eighth inning

Three straight two-out, eighth-inning doubles by Haruki Nishikawa, Taishi Ota and Kensuke Konda lifted the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters to a 4-2 win in Sunday's Game 2 of the Pacific League Climax Series' first stage against the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks. The Fighters now are a ...

Postseason play set to start

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 12, 2018

Postseason play set to start

The race to the Japan Series begins Saturday as the Central and Pacific League Climax Series' first stages get underway in Tokyo and Fukuoka. Each league's second-place team will host their third-place league rival in the three-game first stages. Each first-stage winner will advance to ...