Shohei Ohtani made big splash in debut season in majors

Baseball / MLB Dec 27, 2018

Shohei Ohtani made big splash in debut season in majors

Shohei Ohtani's historic big league debut wasn't the only story coming out of the majors this year, but it often seemed like it. The ups and downs of the hard-hitting, hard-throwing American League Rookie of the Year captured imaginations on both sides of the Pacific, ...

Baseball / MLB Aug 11, 2018

Cubs placed Yu Darvish on 60-day disabled list

The Chicago Cubs have placed veteran right-hander Yu Darvish on the 60-day disabled list retroactive to May 23, the team announced on Friday. Darvish, who has been sidelined for more than two months due to right triceps tendinitis, has been transferred to make room on ...

Yu Darvish effective in simulated game

Baseball / MLB Aug 9, 2018

Yu Darvish effective in simulated game

Chicago Cubs hurler Yu Darvish pitched two innings in a simulated game Wednesday as he continued to rehabilitate injuries to his throwing arm that have kept him sidelined for more than two months. After warming up in the bullpen, the right-hander took the mound and ...

Players become pop idols for female fans

Baseball Aug 3, 2018

Players become pop idols for female fans

by Kaz Nagatsuka

In its long history, Koshien has seen some handsome, flamboyant idol players who were popular among female fans, and not just baseball fanatics, such as Waseda Jitsugyo hurler Daisuke Araki, Kagoshima Jitsugyo pitcher Shoji Sadaoka and Tohoku fireballer Yu Darvish. Tokaidai Sagami slugger Tatsunori ...

Yu Darvish tosses five innings in minor league rehab start

Baseball / MLB Jun 26, 2018

Yu Darvish tosses five innings in minor league rehab start

Yu Darvish, who has been on the disabled list due to right triceps tendinitis, threw five strong innings in a minor league rehabilitation start on Monday. Facing the West Michigan Whitecaps, Darvish allowed one run and three hits while striking out five for the Class ...

Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka joins three other Japanese pitchers on DL

Baseball / MLB Jun 10, 2018

Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka joins three other Japanese pitchers on DL

The New York Yankees said Saturday right-hander Masahiro Tanaka has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with mild strains in both hamstrings. Tanaka becomes the latest Japanese pitcher on MLB's disabled list, following Yu Darvish (Chicago Cubs, triceps tendonitis), Kenta Maeda (Los Angeles Dodgers, ...