Lions outfielder Shogo Akiyama OKs deal with Reds: report

Baseball / MLB Dec 31, 2019

Lions outfielder Shogo Akiyama OKs deal with Reds: report

Seibu Lions outfielder Shogo Akiyama has agreed to a three-year contract with the Cincinnati Reds, according to a report released Monday on MLB.com. Initial reporting on the deal, which has not yet been announced by the National League club, indicates that its total value will ...

Lions re-sign former ace Daisuke Matsuzaka

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Dec 3, 2019

Lions re-sign former ace Daisuke Matsuzaka

The Seibu Lions said Tuesday they have reached an agreement with former major leaguer Daisuke Matsuzaka, who is rejoining the Pacific League club after a 14-year hiatus. The 39-year-old right-hander was the Lions' ace from 1999 to 2006 before leaving Japan to pitch in the ...

Lions move into first place with win over Hawks

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 11, 2019

Lions move into first place with win over Hawks

The Seibu Lions grabbed the top spot in the Pacific League on Wednesday, sinking the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 4-1 after Tomoya Mori connected on a three-run double with two outs in the third. Starting a half-game behind the Hawks, the Lions made their opportunities count ...