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ROKI SASAKI

David MacKinnon hit 15 home runs for the Seibu Lions in 2023. The 29-year-old will suit up for the Samsung Lions in the Korea Baseball Organization this season.
BASEBALL
Feb 23, 2024
Former Seibu slugger David MacKinnon embraces new challenge with South Korea's Lions
The American slugger is moving from Japan's Lions to South Korea's Lions this year.
The Marines' Roki Sasaki pitches in the bullpen during spring camp in Okinawa on Thursday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / NPB NOTEBOOK
Feb 9, 2024
Roki Sasaki gets back to business after weeks of speculation about future
After weeks of rampant rumors, the "Monster of the Reiwa Era" is back to the business of baseball, and the MLB questions are back on the shelf for now.
Marines ace Roki Sasaki speaks during a news conference in Chiba on Saturday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jan 27, 2024
Marines and ace Sasaki deny discord over MLB ambitions
The 22-year-old agreed to terms Friday on his contract with Lotte for the upcoming season, just six days before the start of spring training.
Roki Sasaki pitches during a World Baseball Classic group stage game against the Czech Republic at Tokyo Dome in March 2023.
BASEBALL
Jan 26, 2024
Roki Sasaki and Marines end contract standoff
The 22-year-old had been the subject of several media reports claiming he had demanded Lotte allow him to sign with an MLB team.
Starting pitcher Roki Sasaki is among the next wave of Japanese stars in NPB who are likely to make the jump to MLB in the coming years.
BASEBALL
Dec 28, 2023
These Japanese stars could be next in line for huge MLB deals
Roki Sasaki, Munetaka Murakami and Shumpeita Yamashita could be the next NPB stars to follow in the footsteps of Ohtani and Yamamoto.
The Marines' Roki Sasaki pitches against the Hawks in Game 1 of the PLCS First Stage at Zozo Marine Stadium in Chiba on Saturday.
BASEBALL
Oct 14, 2023
Marines too much for Hawks in Game 1 of Climax Series
The Marines can advance to the final stage against the PL champion Orix Buffaloes with a victory.
Marines pitcher Atsuki Taneichi will try to help full the void left behind by Roki Sasaki.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / NPB NOTEBOOK
Jul 28, 2023
Atsuki Taneichi set to step into spotlight in Roki Sasaki's absence
Taneichi is often overlooked because he pitches in the same rotation as Roki Sasaki, but the 24-year-old righty is a solid pitcher in his own right.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jul 13, 2023
Sensational Marines ace Roki Sasaki strikes out 14 in win over Buffaloes
Sasaki (7-2) surrendered his only run in the first inning on Leandro Cedeno's double and retired his last 10 batters in a row.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jun 28, 2023
Tomoya Mori hits walk-off homer for Orix after Miyagi-Sasaki pitching duel
The power-hitting catcher's 12th homer came minutes after the Marines' Koki Yamaguchi tied the game.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jun 11, 2023
Koki Yamaguchi hits grand slam and Roki Sasaki fans 10 in Marines' win
Sasaki (5-1) struck out 10 in seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits and walking one at Zozo Marine Stadium in Chiba
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
May 11, 2023
Marines' Roki Sasaki wins second monthly pitching honor
The 21-year-old Sasaki previously won for March and April 2022, when he became Japan's youngest perfect-game pitcher.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
May 8, 2023
Signs of healing grow in Japanese baseball's attendance figures
The relaxation of COVID-19 rules and the excitement of the World Baseball Classic created the perfect storm to help NPB step back into the light after a few dark years at the ticket gates.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Apr 7, 2023
Roki Sasaki poised to build on World Baseball Classic success during NPB season
Marines pitcher Roki Sasaki finished with 11 strikeouts in his season debut.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Apr 6, 2023
Roki Sasaki strikes out 11 to help Marines sweep past Fighters
Sasaki was pitching for the first time this season after helping Samurai Japan win the World Baseball Classic in March.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Mar 21, 2023
Japan heads to WBC final after comeback win over Mexico
The win sends Japan back to the final for the first time since 2009 after two consecutive semifinal exits.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Mar 20, 2023
Roki Sasaki set to be center of attention in WBC semifinal against Mexico
'I'm excited to see him play,' Mexico manager Benji Gil said. 'Roki is one of the best pitchers in the world.'
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Mar 19, 2023
True test arrives for Samurai Japan in the form of resilient Mexico
Samurai Japan and its collection of MLB and NPB stars will be favored against Mexico in their WBC semifinal, but the team will have to rise to meet its toughest challenge yet.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Mar 5, 2023
Roki Sasaki dominant and Okamoto homers in Japan's WBC warm-up win
Sasaki through a pitch that reached 165 kilometers per hour, matching Shohei Ohtani's mark for the fastest pitch thrown by a Japanese pitcher.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Feb 26, 2023
Anticipation building toward Roki Sasaki's WBC debut
The Samurai Japan pitcher is showing off his heat — and learning from his teammates — ahead of the team's pool campaign at Tokyo Dome next month.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Feb 1, 2023
Nippon Professional Baseball training camps open in upbeat mood
With the government classification of the coronavirus set to be relaxed from May 8, teams are moving to reopen some access to players and camps for fans.

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