/ Apr 10, 2017

Deactivated Otani catches flu

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters star Shohei Otani, who is currently on the disabled list, has been diagnosed with type B influenza, the Pacific League club announced Monday. The 22-year-old PL MVP had been playing with a right ankle injury he suffered during the Japan Series ...

Otani out four weeks with hamstring strain

/ Apr 8, 2017

Otani out four weeks with hamstring strain

Shohei Otani, the 2016 Pacific League MVP, will be sidelined for about four weeks after suffering a muscle strain in his left thigh on Saturday. The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters designated hitter and ace pitcher was trying to beat out an infield single in the ...

/ Apr 8, 2017

Otani interview to air on '60 Minutes'

A feature on Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters pitcher Shohei Otani will be aired in the United States on Sunday evening, CBS News said Friday on its website. Otani, whose abilities to pitch and hit prompted reporters group that votes on postseason awards in Japan to ...