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SHOTA IMANAGA

Dodgers slugger Shohei Ohtani speaks with Cubs pitcher Shota Imanaga during MLB All-Star festivities at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, on Monday.
BASEBALL / MLB
Jul 19, 2024
Dodgers and Cubs to open 2025 MLB season in Tokyo
The opening series at Tokyo Dome marks the 25th anniversary of the first regular-season games played in Japan.
National League designated hitter Shohei Ohtani hits a three-run homer in the third inning of the MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.
BASEBALL / MLB
Jul 17, 2024
Ohtani launches three-run homer as NL loses All-Star Game
Boston Red Sox outfielder Jarren Duran delivered a go-ahead two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning to lead the American League to a 5-3 victory over the NL.
Cubs pitcher Shota Imanaga warms up ahead of a game against the Giants at Oracle Park in San Francisco on June 27.
BASEBALL / MLB
Jul 16, 2024
'Shotamania' in Chicago: Cubs' Imanaga quickly becomes fan favorite
Imanaga, who has been one of the National League's top pitchers, has seamlessly inserted himself into the Chicago sports scene.
The Dodgers' Shohei Ohtani was named to the NL All-Star team for the first time after being named to the AL squad three times.
BASEBALL
Jul 8, 2024
Shohei Ohtani and Shota Imanaga make All-Star team as MLB reveals rosters
Ohtani is an All-Star for the fourth time, while Imanaga was chosen in his first MLB season.
Imanaga pumps his fist after closing out the seventh inning against the Cardinals on Saturday at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
BASEBALL / MLB
Jun 16, 2024
Shota Imanaga is becoming a star for the Cubs. How did MLB not see this coming?
Shota Imanaga, who is an early candidate for the Cy Young Award, has quickly established himself as a dynamic presence who pitches with passion and style.
Shota Imanaga lowered his ERA to 0.84 with seven scoreless innings against the Pirates in Chicago on Saturday.
BASEBALL / MLB
May 19, 2024
Shota Imanaga continues hot start as Cubs win in dramatic fashion
Christopher Morel hit a walk-off single to score Cody Bellinger from second base in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Chicago Cubs beat the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 on Saturday afternoon.
Cubs starting pitcher Shota Imanaga pitches against the New York Mets at Citi Field in New York on Wednesday.
BASEBALL / MLB
May 7, 2024
Shota Imanaga looks to continue stellar stretch as Cubs face Padres
Imanaga has sparkled for Chicago since the 30-year-old joined the Cubs after eight seasons in Japan's top league
Cubs starter Shota Imanaga pitches against the Mets during the second inning at Citi Field in New York on Wednesday.
BASEBALL / MLB
May 2, 2024
Cubs' Shota Imanaga shuts down Mets to continue strong start to MLB career
Imanaga (5-0) gave up three hits and one walk while striking out seven over seven scoreless innings.
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Shota Imanaga throws a pitch against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park in Bosto on Friday.
BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 27, 2024
Shota Imanaga improves to 4-0 as Cubs top Red Sox
Imanaga struck out seven — the second-highest total of his young MLB career — and allowed just one run on five hits in 6 1/3 innings.
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Shota Imanaga pitches against the Colorado Rockies at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Monday.
BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 2, 2024
Cubs' Shota Imanaga dominates Rockies in his MLB debut
Imanaga, who signed a four-year deal with Chicago in January, didn't allow a hit for the first 5⅔ innings.
Shohei Ohtani practices with the Dodgers at the team's spring training base in Glendale, Arizona, on Wednesday.
BASEBALL / MLB
Feb 15, 2024
Shohei Ohtani takes batting practice in Dodgers uniform for first time
Ohtani took batting practice in a Dodgers uniform for the first time at spring training.
Chicago Cubs pitcher Shota Imanaga speaks during his introductory news conferenece in Chicago on Friday.
BASEBALL / MLB
Jan 13, 2024
Japan's 'Throwing Philosopher' Imanaga excited to join the Cubs
Nicknamed "The Throwing Philosopher" for his studious approach to baseball, Imanaga helped Japan capture last year's World Baseball Classic.
Imanaga, 30, posted a 7-4 record and led NPB with 174 strikeouts last season.
BASEBALL / MLB
Jan 12, 2024
Cubs make Imanaga signing official with four-year, $53 million deal
Imanaga's contract includes a team option to extend the deal to become a five-year, $80 million pact, according to MLB Network.
Shota Imanaga pitches during Japan's win over the U.S. in the final of the World Baseball Classic in March.
BASEBALL / MLB
Jan 10, 2024
Japanese lefty Shota Imanaga signing with Cubs
Imanaga, 30, was among the most sought-after international free agents after Japanese pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Shota Imanaga in action for Japan in a World Baseball Classic Pool B game against South Korea in Tokyo on March 10
BASEBALL / MLB
Jan 8, 2024
Cubs among four teams chasing lefty Shota Imanaga
30-year-old Imanaga has been posted by the Central League's DeNA BayStars.
Yoshinobu Yamamoto, posted by the Orix Buffaloes, won both the Pacific League MVP and his third-straight Sawamura Award in 2023.
BASEBALL / MLB
Dec 7, 2023
Top MLB free agent Yamamoto to travel to U.S. to meet with Yankees
The report also said New York Mets owner Steve Cohen flew to Japan last week to meet with the right-hander.
Shota Imanaga (left) and Naoyuki Uwasawa
BASEBALL / MLB
Nov 28, 2023
MLB negotiation window opens for pitchers Imanaga and Uwasawa
Both left-handed starter Shota Imanaga and right-handed starter Naoyuki Uwasawa have a 45-day window to be signed.
Shota Imanaga pitches for Japan during the World Baseball Classic final in Miami on March 21.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 27, 2023
BayStars post pitcher Shota Imanaga to clear way for MLB move
The 30-year-old led the Central League with 174 strikeouts over 148 innings this year, while having a 7-4 record and a 2.80 ERA in 22 games.
The BayStars' Shota Imanaga is expected to draw considerable interest when he is made available to MLB teams.
BASEBALL
Nov 23, 2023
BayStars pitcher Shota Imanaga set to be posted by Monday
Once MLB notifies its 30 teams that a player has been posted, they will have 45 days to negotiate with him.
Shota Imanaga speaks during a news conference at Yokohama Stadium on Monday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 13, 2023
BayStars lefty Shota Imanaga hoping to face Shohei Ohtani in MLB
The BayStars have given the 30-year-old pitcher permission to use the posting system this offseason.

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