/ 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. According to the source, NPB will follow in the footsteps of Major League Baseball, which eliminated the four-pitch intentional walk rule in the 2017 ...

Marines ask Iguchi to manage team

/ Sep 23, 2017

Marines ask Iguchi to manage team

The Chiba Lotte Marines have asked Tadahito Iguchi, who is set to retire as a player this season, to become manager of the Pacific League club, an informed source said Saturday. If Iguchi accepts the post, he would become the first Japanese with experience playing ...

/ Jul 7, 2017

Iwase wins first monthly honor in 12 years

The Central League Pitcher of the Month Award continued to be a surprise following Friday's announcement of the Chunichi Dragons' Hitoki Iwase as the winner for June. Selectors generally hand the honor to a starting pitcher with three or more wins, fewer than two losses ...