Baseball / MLB Mar 24, 2019

Cubs release minor league reliever Junichi Tazawa

The Chicago Cubs said Sunday they have released pitcher Junichi Tazawa, who received a non-roster invitation to the club's spring training after signing a minor league contract over the winter. Tazawa can now enter into talks with any of the 30 MLB teams, including renegotiating ...

Shohei Ohtani made big splash in debut season in majors

Baseball / MLB Dec 27, 2018

Shohei Ohtani made big splash in debut season in majors

Shohei Ohtani's historic big league debut wasn't the only story coming out of the majors this year, but it often seemed like it. The ups and downs of the hard-hitting, hard-throwing American League Rookie of the Year captured imaginations on both sides of the Pacific, ...

Toledo Mud Hens release reliever Junichi Tazawa

Baseball / MLB Jul 10, 2018

Toledo Mud Hens release reliever Junichi Tazawa

The Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens released right-hander Junichi Tazawa on Monday after he played for them for just over a month. The 32-year-old veteran reliever, who signed a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers on June 4, went 0-1 in seven games with a ...

Reliever Junichi Tazawa signs minor league deal with Tigers

Baseball / MLB Jun 5, 2018

Reliever Junichi Tazawa signs minor league deal with Tigers

Right-handed reliever Junichi Tazawa has signed a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers, the American League club announced Monday. Tazawa was released by the Miami Marlins last month after posting a 9.00 ERA and a 1-1 record in 22 games this season, allowing 21 ...

Marlins release reliever Junichi Tazawa

Baseball / MLB May 23, 2018

Marlins release reliever Junichi Tazawa

Right-handed reliever Junichi Tazawa was released by the Miami Marlins and will remain in the United States in a bid to land a minor-league contract, baseball sources said Tuesday. The Marlins designated Tazawa for assignment on Thursday after a pair of dismal outings last week ...

Ichiro breaks team mark for pinch-hits in year

Baseball / MLB Aug 27, 2017

Ichiro breaks team mark for pinch-hits in year

Ichiro Suzuki singled to set a new single-season team record of 22 pinch-hits in the Miami Marlins' 2-1 walk-off victory over the San Diego Padres in 11 innings Saturday. Junichi Tazawa (3-3) picked up the win after keeping the visitors scoreless in the 11th, striking ...

Tazawa working toward return to majors

Baseball / MLB Jun 2, 2017

Tazawa working toward return to majors

Right-hander Junichi Tazawa got off to a rough start in his new Miami Marlins uniform and ended up landing on the 10-day disabled list with rib cartilage inflammation, less than two months into the season. After a bright spring training with seven shutout innings in ...