Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 2, 2016

Hawks' Yanagita deactivated after breaking finger

Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks center fielder Yuki Yanagita, out for six weeks with a fractured finger, was deactivated by the Pacific League club on Friday. Interleague-series MVP Ryuma Kidokoro replaced him on the active roster. On Thursday, Yanagita broke the fourth finger on his right ...

Kidokoro picks up interleague MVP award

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jun 22, 2016

Kidokoro picks up interleague MVP award

The season of career minor leaguer Ryuma Kidokoro took another surprising turn on Wednesday, when the 30-year-old was named Nippon Professional Baseball's interleague MVP. The Hawks' journeyman, who since 2005 has spent the bulk of his time on the first team as a pinch runner ...