High school ace Roki Sasaki declares for NPB draft

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 2, 2019

High school ace Roki Sasaki declares for NPB draft

Flame-throwing high school pitcher Roki Sasaki said Wednesday he had registered for Nippon Professional Baseball's Oct. 17 draft and suggested he would play for any team that drafted him. The announcement, made during at a news conference in Iwate Prefecture, threw cold water on the ...

NTT becomes MLB's first Japanese information technology partner

Baseball / MLB Sep 5, 2019

NTT becomes MLB's first Japanese information technology partner

Major League Baseball and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. announced a three-year partnership on Wednesday, making NTT the first Japanese information technology company to become an official MLB partner in the United States. The collaboration will create a new experience for baseball fans with NTT's ...

MLB bans players from participating in Venezuela Winter League

Baseball / MLB Aug 23, 2019

MLB bans players from participating in Venezuela Winter League

Major League Baseball is banning players from participating in the Venezuelan Winter League in one of the first public repercussions of new U.S. economic sanctions against the Venezuelan government. MLB said Thursday it is in contact with the U.S. government to determine how to proceed ...

Dodgers reportedly back in pursuit of free agent Harper

Baseball / MLB Feb 26, 2019

Dodgers reportedly back in pursuit of free agent Harper

Bryce Harper reportedly met with representatives of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday in Las Vegas as the drawn-out pursuit of baseball's top free agent extends deep into spring training. Multiple outlets reported Monday the Dodgers are back in the Harper sweepstakes, which had been ...

Kikuchi reports to first MLB camp

Baseball / MLB Feb 12, 2019

Kikuchi reports to first MLB camp

New Seattle Mariners left-hander Yusei Kikuchi said Monday he is "really looking forward" to making his debut on the major league stage he has dreamed of since his hard-throwing days in high school. Kikuchi officially reported to his first MLB spring training camp on Monday, ...

Giants latest team to join Bryce Harper sweepstakes

Baseball / MLB Feb 7, 2019

Giants latest team to join Bryce Harper sweepstakes

The latest team to join the Bryce Harper sweepstakes is the San Francisco Giants, according to a multiple reports on Wednesday. Highly sought free agent outfielder reportedly met with Giants executives this week, putting San Francisco in the mix with the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White ...