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.
The 34-year-old outfielder struggled in the major leagues but will be a welcome addition to Hiroshima’s batting order.
Insights on Sapporo, the favorite to host the 2030 Olympics, plus a smorgasbord of topics including Mao Asada’s new venture and Yutaka Take’s latest great feat.
Suzuki had four home runs and 14 RBIs in the first month of the MLB season.
The hot-hitting Chicago Cubs outfielder slugged three homers and batted .412 in six games.
Oketani’s dynamic coaching repertoire fuses old-school strategies with modern-day tactics. He’s positioned the Golden Kings for a run at a B. League title.
The Angels and Padres fall in narrow losses to the Astros and Diamondbacks, respectively.
After six consecutive banner seasons for the Hiroshima Carp, the 27-year-old outfielder moves to the Chicago Cubs for the next chapter of his career.
Reigning AL MVP Shohei Ohtani, who is looking to pick up where he left off in 2021, and slugger Seiya Suzuki, who is waiting to sign...
Coach Jamie Joseph’s squad trailed 29-0 entering the second half in a match that exposed the team’s weaknesses.
Manager Atsunori Inaba’s team features a mix of veteran standouts and rising stars, including Orix Buffaloes hurler Yoshinobu Yamamoto.