Disgraced Takagi returns to pro baseball

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Mar 27, 2017

Disgraced Takagi returns to pro baseball

Nippon Professional Baseball announced the return of Kyosuke Takagi, found guilty of gambling, to professional baseball on Monday, when the reliever's former club, the Yomiuri Giants, signed him to a developmental contract. Takagi was handed a one-year suspension on March 22 last year after he ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Mar 23, 2017

Giants seek banned pitcher Takagi's reinstatement

The Yomiuri Giants on Thursday filed an application for the reinstatement of their former reliever Kyosuke Takagi with Nippon Professional Baseball following his one-year suspension for gambling. Takagi, 27, was found to have bet on a handful of baseball games at the urging of a ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Mar 22, 2017

Giants pitcher Takagi seeking comeback after gambling ban

Relief pitcher Kyosuke Takagi has told the Yomiuri Giants that he wants to return to baseball following his one-year suspension for gambling, the Central League club announced Wednesday. The Giants could file an application for his reinstatement with Nippon Professional Baseball's commissioner as early as ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 2, 2016

Matsui angry about betting scandal

Former New York Yankee Hideki Matsui admitted Saturday that the recent banning of four Yomiuri Giants pitchers for their involvement in baseball gambling touched a nerve, but he offered no advice to Japanese baseball on how to prevent a reoccurrence of the problem. "It's really ...

NPB bans pitcher Takagi one year for gambling

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Mar 22, 2016

NPB bans pitcher Takagi one year for gambling

Yomiuri Giants pitcher Kyosuke Takagi has been banned for one year for his involvement in gambling on baseball, Nippon Professional Baseball announced Tuesday. NPB commissioner Katsuhiko Kumazaki handed down the decision to the 26-year-old reliever following a meeting of the investigation panel. The Giants, who ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Mar 20, 2016

BayStars pitchers took part in annual pool bet

Yokohama BayStars pitchers had been placing annual pool bets on their individual season statistics, the Central League club said Sunday. The BayStars were the final Nippon Professional Baseball team to disclose the results of its inquiries into whether its players had bet on baseball or ...