Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 27, 2015

Giants give Mikolas two-year deal

Yomiuri Giants right-hander Miles Mikolas, who set a Central League-high .813 winning percentage this season, re-signed with the club for two years on Tuesday on an annual salary of ¥240 million ($1.98 million). The 27-year-old American who joined the Giants in 2015 after a year ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jul 7, 2015

Lions' Akiyama nabs monthly accolade

Seibu Lions leadoff hitter Shogo Akiyama, who is in pursuit of Japan's single-season hits record, won his second Player of the Month Award on Tuesday, when the monthly honor roll was announced. Three first-time honorees joined Akiyama, who collected his first monthly award in April, ...

Mikolas hurls five-hitter against Buffaloes

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jun 4, 2015

Mikolas hurls five-hitter against Buffaloes

Miles Mikolas threw a five-hit shutout to outduel Orix Buffaloes right-hander Brandon Dickson as the Yomiuri Giants won 1-0 on Thursday in interleague action. The loss was the Buffaloes' sixth straight and their third under interim manager Junichi Fukura, who took over the Pacific League ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Nov 25, 2014

Giants acquire pitchers Poreda, Mikolas

The Yomiuri Giants announced Tuesday that they have signed left-hander Aaron Poreda and right-hander Miles Mikolas, both of whom pitched last season for the American League's Texas Rangers. Poreda, 28, has pitched in 40 big league games, all in relief, with a career ERA of ...