Japan fills out team for World Baseball Classic

Baseball Jan 24, 2017

Japan fills out team for World Baseball Classic

by Jason Coskrey

Samurai Japan mostly filled out its roster for the 2017 World Baseball Classic on Tuesday, adding eight players, but no major leaguers, to the 19 names released in December. The new players bring the roster up to 27, leaving one spot to be filled. "My tension ...

Giants clober CL rival Swallows

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jul 30, 2016

Giants clober CL rival Swallows

Kan Otake threw seven shutout innings as the Yomiuri Giants walloped the Tokyo Yakult Swallows 9-0 in the Central League on Saturday. Otake (3-1) held Yakult to four hits and three walks, while striking out five in a 132-pitch outing, making the most of his ...