Baseball / Japanese Baseball Nov 18, 2016

Fighters sign veteran pitcher Murata

Former Yomiuri Giants and Cleveland Indians minor leaguer Toru Murata has signed with the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, the team announced Friday. Murata is currently playing winter ball in Venezuela, where local media reported Sunday that the 31-year-old pitcher will attempt a comeback in Japan. "I ...

Baseball / MLB Dec 9, 2015

Murata to remain with Indians

Right-hander Toru Murata has agreed to re-sign a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians, an informed source said Tuesday. The 30-year-old, who joined Indians' Single-A affiliate Kinston in 2011, made his major league debut for the Indians this season against the Baltimore Orioles on ...