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SHOGO AKIYAMA

Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jun 27, 2022
Former Reds outfielder Shogo Akiyama to return to NPB with Carp
The Carp are hoping Akiyama will play in the outfield and lead off following the departure of slugger Seiya Suzuki to the Chicago Cubs ahead of this season.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Jun 19, 2022
Shogo Akiyama to return to Japan after lack of U.S. interest
The 34-year-old, who joined the Reds on a three-year, $21 million contract ahead of the 2020 season, said he will fly back to his homeland within days and look for his next team there.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Jun 16, 2022
Shogo Akiyama to leave Padres' Triple-A affiliate
The former Seibu Lions standout is looking for a new team and will consider joining a Nippon Professional Baseball club, according to a source.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 6, 2022
Reds release Shogo Akiyama with one year left on deal
The 33-year-old, who will still receive $8 million from Cincinnati, becomes a free agent and can sign with any other MLB team or return to play in Japan.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 4, 2022
Shohei Ohtani homers as Shogo Akiyama misses Reds' Opening Day roster
Ohtani looks sharp in Angels' spring camp. Akiyama, meanwhile, has a decision to make ahead of his final season of a three-year deal with Cincinnati.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Mar 17, 2022
Seiya Suzuki set to join Yoshitomo Tsutsugo and Shogo Akiyama in NL Central
If the deal goes through, Suzuki will be in the same division as Japan's other two MLB position players.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
May 15, 2021
Shohei Ohtani ties AL home run lead in Angels' loss to Red Sox
Ohtani launched his first career home run over the famed Green Monster at Boston's Fenway Park, but the Los Angeles Angels came up short Friday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Feb 27, 2021
Reds' Shogo Akiyama leaves camp for personal reasons
Outfielder Shogo Akiyama will leave Cincinnati Reds spring training in Goodyear, Arizona, to tend to a personal matter, a team official said Friday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Sep 30, 2020
Masahiro Tanaka and Shogo Akiyama gear up for expanded postseason
The two players are among six Japanese players participating in the wild-card round, including three experiencing their first big-league playoffs.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Jul 25, 2020
Rays' Yoshitomo Tsutsugo homers in MLB debut; Shogo Akiyama hits RBI single in first at-bat for Reds
Tsutsugo, who signed with the Rays over the winter, blasted an opposite-field home run off Blue Jays starter Ryu Hyun-jin.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Jul 9, 2020
Japanese players getting into swing of things ahead of MLB season
The Mariners' Yusei Kikuchi threw live batting practice on Wednesday in Seattle.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
May 2, 2020
Japan's MLB stars in limbo with everyone else as pandemic plays out
Japan's major leaguers are playing the waiting game while MLB looks for a way to start its season
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Nov 11, 2019
Trio's MLB dreams may impact Samurai Japan's gold medal quest
The Hiroshima Carp's Ryosuke Kikuchi, quite possibly the most dynamic defensive second baseman in the world (at least in the conversation), could be playing in MLB next season.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 31, 2019
Hawks' Nobuhiro Matsuda receives seventh straight Golden Glove
It's awards season in Japanese baseball and just like at the end of the actual season, the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks are front and center.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 29, 2019
Lions outfielder Shogo Akiyama to file for international free agency
Seibu Lions outfielder Shogo Akiyama said Tuesday he will file for international free agency in order to pursue a career in the major leagues.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Sep 25, 2019
Lions repeat as Pacific League champions
The Seibu Lions lost their best pitcher and one of their best hitters off last year's Pacific League title winner.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Aug 20, 2019
Shogo Akiyama propels Lions past Fighters
Shogo Akiyama drove in two runs to give the Seibu Lions the lead in a 4-2 victory over the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters on Tuesday.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Apr 6, 2019
Tomoya Mori leads Lions' hit parade with 4-for-5 performance against Fighters
Opener, closer, middleman, it's all the same to the Seibu Lions' lineup.

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