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Baseball / Japanese Baseball Mar 9, 2018

Ex-MLB closer Koji Uehara returns to Giants

Former major league pitcher Koji Uehara has returned to the Yomiuri Giants. The Central League team announced on Friday that it signed Uehara, but financial terms of the deal were not revealed. "There is only one thing for me to do, and that is to play ...

Koji Uehara intends to retire after 2018 season

Baseball / MLB Jan 20, 2018

Koji Uehara intends to retire after 2018 season

World Series-winning reliever Koji Uehara said Saturday he expects to hang up his cleats after one more season in the majors. "I want to play this year, for one more year," the free-agent right-hander said at a baseball clinic in Fukushima. "If I get a ...

Uehara left off Cubs' NLCS roster

Baseball / MLB Oct 15, 2017

Uehara left off Cubs' NLCS roster

Right-hander Koji Uehara did not make the cut as the Chicago Cubs on Saturday announced their 25-man roster ahead of the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers starting the same day. Uehara, who is making his way back from back pain that ...

Cubs' Uehara heads to DL with strained neck

Baseball / MLB Aug 10, 2017

Cubs' Uehara heads to DL with strained neck

Right-hander Koji Uehara has been placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a neck strain, the Chicago Cubs said Wednesday. The 42-year-old was removed from Tuesday's game against the San Francisco Giants after throwing just six pitches in the seventh inning. He will be ...

Stanton stays hot, powers Marlins past Rangers

Baseball / MLB Jul 25, 2017

Stanton stays hot, powers Marlins past Rangers

By the end of his career, Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton would like to homer in all 30 major league parks. He added another to his list in a big way Monday night, hitting a pair of home runs against the Texas Rangers in a ...

Baez hits grand slam, Bryant homers as Cubs beat Reds 9-5

Baseball / MLB May 19, 2017

Baez hits grand slam, Bryant homers as Cubs beat Reds 9-5

The Cubs are starting to show the pop that helped propel them to their first championship in 108 years. For that, manager Joe Maddon credited their starting pitching. Javier Baez hit a grand slam, Kris Bryant homered and the Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-5 Thursday ...