With Hideki Kuriyama stepping down as Samurai Japan dugout boss after winning the WBC in March, Ichiro is reportedly one of the candidates to succeed him.
After two rough outings, the Yokohama DeNA BayStars sent veteran pitcher Trevor Bauer down to their Eastern League farm team to work on his game.
Fueled by seven straight wins to end April, the BayStars (18-8) have been bolstered by the arrival of 2020 NL Cy Young Award winner Trevor Bauer.
Tigers manager Akinobu Okada pulled Shoki Murakami six outs shy of perfection against the Giants. Okada said that he struggled with the decision.
Relying on a blazing fastball, 21-year-old Marines right-hander Roki Sasaki had an impressive 2023 debut against the Fighters.
The 2020 National League Cy Young Award winner is a valuable asset for the BayStars, but his signing comes with a price for the NPB team.
While shining the spotlight on Japanese sports stories, the redesigned SportsLook website has several new features and a goal of raising coverage to a new level.
San Diego Padres pitcher Yu Darvish is a mentor to Japan's rising stars, including fireballing sensation Roki Sasaki, as Samurai Japan bids to regain the WBC...
The two-time champions look to win back the World Baseball Classic title with some of the world's best players from NPB and MLB.
With manager Hideki Kuriyama gearing up for March, the two-time World Baseball Classic champion has an embarrassment of riches as it looks to regain the title.
NPB Triple Crown winner Munetaka Murakami's nickname ー "Murakami-sama" ー was selected as Japan's top buzzword for 2022.
The Tokyo Yakult Swallows standout, who is still only 22, may have a long wait ahead before he has an opportunity to test his talents in...