Shogo Akiyama wanted to make history by joining Reds

Baseball / MLB Jan 9, 2020

Shogo Akiyama wanted to make history by joining Reds

Shogo Akiyama knew the Cincinnati Reds were the only MLB team that never had a player born in Japan. The chance to break a barrier was part of his impetus to sign. The former Seibu Lions star got a $21 million, three-year deal this week ...

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 starter Keisuke Honda silences Marines

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jul 6, 2019

Lions starter Keisuke Honda silences Marines

Right-hander Keisuke Honda threw 7-1/3 solid innings Saturday as the Seibu Lions hammered the Chiba Lotte Marines 5-0 in the Pacific League. Honda (4-3) gave up seven hits and hit a batter, while striking out one at Zozo Marine Stadium. The fourth-year hurler did not ...