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Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jan 30, 2019
Pitcher Kodai Senga says Hawks refuse to budge on posting
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks pitcher Kodai Senga said Wednesday he has made no progress in persuading the Pacific League club to let him move to the major leagues.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Jan 7, 2019
Yusei Kikuchi's move shows revised posting system not great for NPB clubs
Why would an NPB team post its best players now?
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Dec 3, 2018
Lions post Yusei Kikuchi
The Seibu Lions have posted left-hander Yusei Kikuchi to the major leagues, the Pacific League champions announced Monday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Nov 15, 2018
Sosuke Genda powers Samurai Japan past MLB All-Stars in series finale
Sosuke Genda drove in a trio of Seibu Lions teammates to back some gutsy pitching as Samurai Japan wrapped up the Japan All-Star Series with a 4-1 win over the MLB All-Stars on Thursday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 14, 2018
Japan home run king Hotaka Yamakawa learning hard lessons against MLB pitching
Hotaka Yamakawa may be Japan's premier home run hitter, but this past week has taught him how much more he has to learn.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Nov 13, 2018
Samurai Japan stages another ninth-inning comeback victory against MLB All-Stars
Samurai Japan small-balled its way to a 5-3 win over the MLB All-Stars in Tuesday's Game 4 of the Japan All-Star Series, dampening Kenta Maeda's return to his former home park.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Nov 11, 2018
Yadier Molina, J.T. Realmuto go deep as MLB stars dominate Game 3
Ronald Acuna Jr. jumped for joy as the MLB All-Stars celebrated in their dugout. In the stands, fans on the third-base side stood with both arms raised and waving from side to side. Even some of the Samurai Japan fans were cheering.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Nov 11, 2018
Kenta Maeda to pitch against Samurai Japan on Tuesday
Right-handed pitcher Kenta Maeda will toss in a Los Angeles Dodgers jersey — but on a familiar mound at Mazda Stadium, the home of his former club Hiroshima Carp in Game 4 of the MLB Japan All-Star Series on Tuesday night.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Nov 11, 2018
Nationals standout rookie Juan Soto relishes All-Star Series atmosphere
There are few experiences in baseball like seeing the fans at a Japanese game. The scene is more soccer than baseball as they cheer, sing songs and play instruments, with the tunes, rhythms and movements changing with each batter and situation.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Nov 10, 2018
Samurai Japan's Yuki Yanagita wields powerful bat in Game 2 victory over MLB All-Stars
There were stars from both MLB and NPB playing under the bright lights at Tokyo Dome on Saturday night.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Nov 10, 2018
Rangers pitcher Chris Martin happy to return to Japan with MLB All-Stars
For Texas Rangers pitcher Chris Martin, being back in Japan is a homecoming of sorts.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Nov 10, 2018
Samurai Japan's Yuki Yanagita delivers ninth-inning heroics in Japan All-Star Series opener
Yuki Yanagita barely even watched the flight of the ball.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 8, 2018
MLB All-Stars jump on Giants early en route to exhibition victory
The MLB All-Stars prepared for their series against Samurai Japan by giving former Japan manager Tatsunori Hara a rude welcome in his return to the dugout.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Nov 8, 2018
NPB, MLB squads to vie for bragging rights in All-Star series
Atsunori Inaba already knows he'll be managing Samurai Japan during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 5, 2018
Lions to submit application for Yusei Kikuchi to use posting system
The Saitama Seibu Lions have approved Yusei Kikuchi's wish to pursue a career in the major leagues and will post the left-hander soon, executives of the Pacific League team revealed Monday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Oct 29, 2018
Kenta Maeda, Hideki Matsui to appear in MLB All-Star series
Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Kenta Maeda was added Monday to the major league all-star team that will take on Samurai Japan next month, while former New York Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui was named as a bench coach.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 21, 2018
Lions ace Yusei Kikuchi to consider future as club gives green light to posting
The Seibu Lions lost to the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks in Game 5 of the Pacific League Climax Series on Sunday afternoon at MetLife Dome.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Aug 25, 2018
Shumpei Yoshikawa signs with D-Backs
Right-handed pitcher Shumpei Yoshikawa has signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks and broken amateur baseball rules in the process, informed sources said Friday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Aug 22, 2018
Cubs shut down Yu Darvish for rest of season
The Chicago Cubs ruled right-hander Yu Darvish out for the remainder of the season on Tuesday after an MRI exam revealed a stress reaction in his right elbow.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Aug 21, 2018
Don Mattingly to manage MLB stars against Samurai Japan
Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly will lead a team of major league All-Stars against Japan's national team, Samurai Japan, in November.

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