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Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
May 17, 2014
Cepeda crushes first home run in NPB; Giants snap five-game slide
Frederich Cepeda, while playing for the Cuban national team, got a chance to watch Kenta Maeda pitch for Samurai Japan during the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
May 15, 2014
MLB changes ruling in Darvish's no-hit bid
Major League Baseball has altered a ruling and given another hit to Yu Darvish's opponents in last week's game between the Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox that saw him flirt with a no-hitter.
Mar 11, 2014
Florida a better base for watching or playing in spring
Is big league spring training best held in arid Arizona or humid Florida?
Feb 1, 2014
Yanks ask for help with Tanaka's visa
The New York Yankees have called on New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to speed up Masahiro Tanaka's visa application, so he will be on time for spring training, the New York Daily News reported in its online edition Friday.
Jan 29, 2014
Buffaloes acquire MLB veteran Betancourt
The Orix Buffaloes have acquired infielder Yuniesky Betancourt on a one-year deal worth ¥100 million, the Pacific League club announced Wednesday.
Jan 21, 2014
Tanaka keeps quiet about contract negotiations
With the deadline for him to sign a deal with a major league club looming, Masahiro Tanaka worked out in the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles' indoor practice facility on Tuesday and said nothing about his potential destination.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Dec 26, 2013
Tanaka says he must 'make an impact' in the major leagues
Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka said Thursday he intends to make an impact in the big leagues
Japan Times
Dec 25, 2013
Tanaka given chance to pursue dream in majors
Major League Baseball fans and executives finally found what they were looking for under the Christmas tree.
Japan Times
Dec 17, 2013
Tanaka informs Eagles he wants to pitch in majors in 2014
The man at the center of the posting system drama finally broke his silence, and it was music to the ears of MLB fans and executives.
Japan Times
Dec 5, 2013
MLB, NPB reach basic agreement on posting system
Nippon Professional Baseball and Major League Baseball have reached a basic agreement on a new posting system, sources said Thursday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Aug 15, 2013
Status of posting system may put Tanaka in limbo
Masahiro Tanaka figures to be one of the most intriguing NPB exports if the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles decide to post the star right-hander after the season.
Jan 16, 2013
Plenty to keep the hot stove cooking
Back when all the MLB teams could be found east of the Mississippi River and north of Virginia, baseball junkies used to get their offseason fixes by sitting around yakking about downtime big league happenings — recent trades, news items, gossip and the like.
Jan 6, 2013
Matsui's stellar career, easy charm won admirers on, off baseball diamond
Happy New Year and welcome to 2013. One of the bigger stories to close out the 2012 baseball news year was the retirement of former Yomiuri Giants and New York Yankees slugger Hideki Matsui at the age of 38. The Dec. 28 announcement ended the career of one of the more memorable players in Japanese baseball...
Japan Times
Feb 25, 2009
Japan trounces Australia in WBC tuneup game
Akinori Iwamura hit a pair of sacrifice flies and Hisashi Iwakuma threw 3 1/3 scoreless innings in relief of a wild Yu Darvish, leading Japan to an 8-2 rout of Australia in a World Baseball Classic exhibition game Tuesday.


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