/ Mar 26, 2016

Cubs send Murton to minors

Former Hanshin Tigers outfielder Matt Murton, who had been taking part in the Chicago Cubs spring training as a non-roster invitee, has been sent back to the minors, the National League team said on Friday. Last month, the 34-year-old slugger signed a minor league deal ...

Tigers stave off elimination

/ Oct 11, 2015

Tigers stave off elimination

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As reporters left the field at the conclusion of the Hanshin Tigers' batting practice, Tom O'Malley, one of the team's hitting coaches, gave a wave and said, "We'll see you tomorrow." It didn't take long for the Tigers to start proving him right. Randy Messenger was ...

Lions' Akiyama records 200th hit of season

/ Sep 14, 2015

Lions' Akiyama records 200th hit of season

Seibu Lions outfielder Shogo Akiyama became only the sixth player in Japanese baseball history to record 200 hits in a season during a game against the Chiba Lotte Marines on Sunday. Akiyama, 27, beat out an infield hit to third base in the fifth inning ...