Padres recall Kazuhisa Makita from minors

Baseball / MLB Jul 8, 2018

Padres recall Kazuhisa Makita from minors

The San Diego Padres said they have called up right-hander Kazuhisa Makita from the minors Saturday, the day after the National League team optioned the Japanese to Triple-A El Paso. The 33-year-old reliever was summoned from El Paso to cover for left-hander Jose Castillo, who ...

Padres call up Kazuhisa Makita from minors

Baseball / MLB Jun 25, 2018

Padres call up Kazuhisa Makita from minors

The San Diego Padres announced Sunday they have called up Kazuhisa Makita from the minors again after sending the Japanese submarine right-hander down for the second time earlier this month. The 33-year-old reliever, who moved to the majors on a two-year deal over the winter, ...

Padres send struggling Kazuhisa Makita to minors

Baseball / MLB May 8, 2018

Padres send struggling Kazuhisa Makita to minors

The San Diego Padres said Monday they have sent struggling right-hander Kazuhisa Makita down to the minors. The 33-year-old reliever, known for his underhand delivery, has been optioned to Triple-A El Paso after going without a win, loss or a save in 14 games ...

Padres acquire Kazuhisa Makita from Seibu

Baseball / MLB Jan 7, 2018

Padres acquire Kazuhisa Makita from Seibu

The San Diego Padres have signed Seibu Lions submarine right-hander Kazuhisa Makita via the posting system, the National League club announced Saturday. Makita inked a two-year contract with the Padres worth about $4 million. Seibu submitted the paperwork for him to move to the majors ...

Eighth-inning heroics carry unbeaten Japan past Cuba

Baseball Mar 15, 2017

Eighth-inning heroics carry unbeaten Japan past Cuba

by Jason Coskrey

Another night, another thrilling win for Samurai Japan at the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Pinch hitter Seiichi Uchikawa brought in the tiebreaking run with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth, Tetsuto Yamada provided more breathing room with a two-run home run later ...