After waiting for years, the hard-throwing right-hander, who has an 87-44 career record, is eligible to make a move to MLB as a free agent.
Orix's Keita Nakagawa delivered the game-winning hit with two outs in the ninth, ending SoftBank's comeback hopes and keeping his team's title ambitions alive.
Ponce, a former Pittsburgh Pirates player, became the Pacific League franchise’s first pitcher to throw a no-no since Yukihiro Nishizaki in 1995.
How did all of NPB’s teams perform during the recent interleague period? Here’s an analysis of what took place on the field.
The 28-year-old veteran struck out nine batters and issued only one walk.
The 31-year-old veteran tossed a no-hitter with only two walks issued.
The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks are hoping the veteran infielder can get back into the swing of things down on the farm.
The Kansai-based club opened the season with nine consecutive defeats, a Central League record to start a season.
Tsuyoshi Shinjo made a grand entrance at the Fighters spring camp, and since then, he’s raised a few eyebrows with his unorthodox training methods, but that’s...
Returning Japanese standout athletes from four years ago spark optimism for an even better showing at the Beijing Olympics.
The Swallows third baseman and Buffaloes hurler received top vote totals in the Central League and Pacific League, respectively.
All three teams are looking for better results in 2022 after disappointing seasons this year.