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BASEBALL / MLB
May 31, 2018
Shohei Ohtani listed on MLB All-Star ballot as designated hitter
Los Angeles Angels two-way talent Shohei Ohtani was listed on the All-Star ballot as a designated hitter as Major League Baseball's Communications Twitter account released the fan ballot for each league on Wednesday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
May 20, 2018
Angels manager Mike Scioscia won't stop Shohei Ohtani from participating in Home Run Derby
If Los Angeles Angels two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani wants to take part in the Home Run Derby during the All Star festivities in July, his manager, Mike Scioscia, won't stand in his way.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
May 20, 2018
Tomoyuki Sugano still has sights set on majors
Tomoyuki Sugano may be the best pitcher in the world who isn't in the major leagues, but the 28-year-old Yomiuri Giants star intends to rectify that situation.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Mar 26, 2018
Munenori Kawasaki released by Hawks, likely to retire
Popular former major league infielder Munenori Kawasaki has been released by the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks and is stepping away, perhaps permanently, from the game because of a nerve disorder, he said Monday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Dec 23, 2017
Ichiro encourages youngsters, dodges question about possible NPB return
Outfielder Ichiro Suzuki dodged a question about possibly returning to play in Nippon Professional Baseball on Saturday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Dec 19, 2017
NPB to adopt no-pitch intentional walk rule
Nippon Professional Baseball will implement the no-pitch intentional walk rule starting next season, a source familiar with the matter said Tuesday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 20, 2017
MLB scouts keep tabs on young players at APBC
There were no elite players like Shohei Otani or Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, but the Asia Professional Baseball Championship served as a good showcase for MLB scouts to try and identify some up-and-coming, and possibly future MLB, talent.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 11, 2017
Shohei Otani speaks of desire to become world's best with move to MLB
After weeks of others speculating about his future, Shohei Otani, the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters' captivating two-way superstar, finally had his say.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 8, 2017
Marines pitcher Wakui eyes move to MLB as free agent
Chiba Lotte Marines right-hander Hideaki Wakui filed for international free agency in a bid to continue his career in Major League Baseball, the Pacific League team said Wednesday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 9, 2017
Shohei Otani keeps quiet about future after Fighters' season finale
Shohei Otani was quiet on and off the field in what was expected to be his last game in Japan on Monday before being posted to the major leagues this winter.
Japan Times
SPORTS / MAN ABOUT SPORTS
Oct 3, 2017
Questions abound as MLB postseason starts
Some burning questions (and answers) entering the 2017 MLB postseason.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Sep 24, 2017
MLB takes aim at future stars with latest posting proposals
Major League Baseball's latest effort to reduce the prices it pays for Japanese players will not affect this year's expected posting of slugging ace pitcher Shohei Otani, a source within Nippon Professional Baseball said Saturday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Jul 9, 2017
Darvish explains choice to sit out All-Star Game
Yu Darvish said Saturday he had no choice but to give up on pitching in the MLB All-Star Game with just one day in between the Midsummer Classic and his next scheduled start.
BASEBALL / MLB
May 4, 2017
MLB warns Dodgers after Gonzalez interacted with Otani last fall
Major League Baseball has issued the Los Angeles Dodgers a serious warning after slugger Adrian Gonzalez gave pitcher Shohei Otani a signed jersey last fall, a source said Thursday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / BASEBALL BULLET-IN
Mar 25, 2017
MLB Network’s Martinez, Waltz inform and entertain during WBC telecasts
Good show put on by Major League Baseball and the organizers of the 2017 World Baseball Classic Asia rounds held in Seoul and Tokyo earlier this month.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Mar 12, 2017
Israel team turning heads at 2017 WBC
They arrived together in Japan as the toasts of the first round of the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Team Israel, a squad not many expected to qualify for this tournament, pulled off three upsets in South Korea to make an improbable run into the second round.
Japan Times
SPORTS / MAN ABOUT SPORTS
Dec 27, 2016
A wish list of sports resolutions for the coming year
Some New Year's Sports Resolutions MAS would love to see made for 2017 — and, more importantly, KEPT.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Dec 7, 2016
MLB's rule change would affect Otani
Major League Baseball prohibited its teams from paying market value for Japanese superstar Shohei Otani on Tuesday, according to a report in the U.S. media.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 8, 2016
Ichiro's 3,000th hit triggers celebrations, congratulations across Japan
Japan's baseball fans rejoiced after Miami Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki on Sunday reached the career milestone of 3,000 major league hits, praising his dedication and calling him an example for young children.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Aug 2, 2016
Cromartie brings bid for Montreal MLB team to Japan
Warren Cromartie said being back in Japan made him feel like he was home. He said there were fans who recognized him while he was out and about in Tokyo and that he'd already made plans to have dinner with a few of his former Yomiuri Giants teammates later in the week. If there's time, he said, he'd...

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