Regardless of what the actual truth is, Hotaka Yamakawa has suffered damage to his reputation and embarrassed the Lions with his actions.
The 22-year-old would have joined four others on the NPB no-no list this season.
Among MLB’s most feared hitters and pitchers, Ohtani will appear in the July 19 game at DH ― and surprise no one if he pitches, too.
How did all of NPB’s teams perform during the recent interleague period? Here’s an analysis of what took place on the field.