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Jan 17, 2020
Giants make Alyssa Nakken first female major league coach
APAlyssa Nakken became the first female coach on a major league staff in baseball history Thursday when she was named an assistant under new Giants manager Gabe Kapler.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 27, 2019
Former star outfielder Tsuyoshi Shinjo unretires at 47 in hopes of making comeback
Popular former outfielder Tsuyoshi Shinjo, who has announced on social media that he wishes to resume playing professional baseball, officially unretired on Wednesday when he was listed as a free agent eligible to sign with any club.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Aug 22, 2019
Former Kintetsu Buffaloes slugger Ralph Bryant holds kids clinic
Ralph Bryant is 58 years old and hasn't played top-level baseball since his final season with the Kintetsu Buffaloes in 1995.
Japan Times
Feb 7, 2019
Giants latest team to join Bryce Harper sweepstakes
The latest team to join the Bryce Harper sweepstakes is the San Francisco Giants, according to a multiple reports on Wednesday.
Jan 10, 2019
Oracle pays more than $200 million to rename Giants' ballpark
Oracle Corp. has bought the naming rights to the San Francisco Giants' stadium for more than $200 million, according to people familiar with the matter — a second deal to boost its brand image by sponsoring a hometown sports facility in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Dec 25, 2018
Fighters' Kensuke Tanaka announces plan to retire after next season
Former major leaguer Kensuke Tanaka said Tuesday he will retire at the end of his 20th and final season with the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters next year.
Japan Times
Dec 7, 2017
Shohei Ohtani, representatives wrap up round of meetings with seven MLB clubs
Shohei Ohtani has completed a round of meetings with all seven major league clubs in the running to sign him, U.S. media reported Wednesday.
Japan Times
Feb 16, 2017
From high school nightmare to living the baseball dream
When Taira Uematsu returns home after the big league season, the San Francisco Giants' bullpen catcher spends a lot of time teaching baseball, and the most important lesson may be, "Have fun."
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / NPB NOTEBOOK
Nov 18, 2016
Fighters not giving up on 'Handkerchief Prince' Saito
Yuki Saito hasn't justified the hype that came with his being drafted by the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters in 2010, but the reigning Japan Series champions aren't giving up on him just yet.
Japan Times
Nov 9, 2016
Reliever Romo excited to represent Mexico in Japan
Veteran reliever Sergio Romo waited nearly 20 years for Mexico to ask him to play, and now that he has the opportunity to represent his parents' homeland, he's holding on to it for all he's worth.
Japan Times
Sep 20, 2016
No-nonsense skipper Baker a good fit for title-contending Nationals
"Do you think you've ended up spoiling the teams you've managed previously?", MAS asked Dusty Baker, during a pregame chat with the Washington Nationals first-year skipper.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jul 10, 2016
BayStars sign veteran reliever Broadway
The Yokohama BayStars have acquired San Francisco Giants reliever Mike Broadway, BayStars general manager Shigeru Takada announced Saturday.
Japan Times
Apr 5, 2016
Time in Japan transformed Vogelsong into clutch playoff pitcher
Pittsburgh Pirates hurler Ryan Vogelsong is different things to different people.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Feb 23, 2016
Buffaloes sign ex-major league southpaw Misch
The Orix Buffaloes on Tuesday announced the acquisition of former San Francisco Giants left-hander Pat Misch.
Japan Times
Dec 9, 2015
Maeda in spotlight as MLB teams mull options
With the haggling for posted Hiroshima Carp ace Kenta Maeda set to start, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday at the baseball winter meetings that the two-time Sawamura Award winner was an intriguing option for big league clubs.
Oct 24, 2015
Giants to exercise Aoki's option: report
The San Francisco Giants will pick up the $5.5 million option on Japanese outfielder Norichika Aoki on "presuming he continues to heal", CBSSports.com reported on Friday.
Sep 29, 2015
Giants' Aoki pleased to be back on field
San Francisco Giants outfielder Norichika Aoki said Monday it was great to be back as he resumed batting practice after a spell away from the team due to health issues.
Jul 25, 2015
Aoki remains on DL, awaits return to Giants
San Francisco Giants outfielder Norichika Aoki remained on the disabled list in minor league rehab on Friday, awaiting his return to the majors.
Jul 24, 2015
Giants delay Aoki's return from Triple-A
Norichika Aoki's return to the San Francisco Giants will be delayed, the National League club said Thursday.
Jul 22, 2015
Aoki poised to return to Giants after rehab game
San Francisco Giants outfielder Norichika Aoki may be activated as early as Friday after playing a game in the minors, his first in over a month, on Tuesday.


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