MLB chief believes teams will follow rules over Otani

/ Sep 21, 2017

MLB chief believes teams will follow rules over Otani

With Shohei Otani considering a jump to a Major League Baseball team, commissioner Rob Manfred said he believes it will be hard for teams to circumvent existing contract rules in pursuit of the coveted two-way player. Otani's situation was among several issues, including pace of ...

/ Sep 20, 2017

Life-sized Otani figure sold on first day

The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters sold a one-of-a-kind, life-sized figure of Shohei Otani on Wednesday, the same day it was put on sale, the team said. The unique offering was priced at ¥1,111,111 (roughly $9,986) — a figure derived from Otani's uniform No. 11, and ...

Takanashi, Otani propel Fighters past Lions

/ Sep 8, 2017

Takanashi, Otani propel Fighters past Lions

Hirotoshi Takanashi pitched into the eighth inning and Shohei Otani homered twice as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters punished the Seibu Lions 9-2 on Friday night. Through seven innings, Takanashi (5-7) was in stellar form, allowing just two hits while striking out nine, putting a ...