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BayStars manager Alex Ramirez becomes Japanese citizen

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jan 24, 2019

BayStars manager Alex Ramirez becomes Japanese citizen

Alex Ramirez, who has managed the Yokohama BayStars since the 2016 season, has been granted Japanese nationality, according to a government report published Wednesday. The 44-year-old, who was born in Venezuela, revealed last January he had applied for Japanese citizenship, but the process was delayed ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jan 14, 2019

Lotte acquires ex-BayStars pitcher Brandon Mann

The Chiba Lotte Marines have acquired former Yokohama BayStars pitcher Brandon Mann for next season, the Pacific League club said Monday. The 34-year-old Mann, who played with the Texas Rangers in the major leagues last year, agreed to terms worth an estimated $200,000 (about ¥21.6 ...

BayStars star Tsutsugo eyes future in major leagues

Baseball Nov 30, 2018

BayStars star Tsutsugo eyes future in major leagues

Yokohama BayStars left fielder Yoshitomo Tsutsugo informed his team Friday that he intends to pursue a career in the major leagues. Tsutsugo, 27, will be eligible for international free agency in 2021 after 11 seasons with the club. He would need the BayStars' approval ...