January 31, 2012
You can pretty much envision the joy in Arlington, Texas, when it was announced that the Rangers had won the bidding for the rights to Nippon-Ham ace Yu Darvish. Execs of the...
January 21, 2012
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Before the Texas Rangers committed more than $107 million (about 8.2 billion yen) to get Japan's best pitcher, they spent more than two years watching and...
January 19, 2012
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Japan's best pitcher Yu Darvish and major league team the Texas Rangers agreed before the Jan. 18 deadline to a $60 million (about 4.6 billion yen),...
January 18, 2012
MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers looked overseas to add some depth to their outfield Jan. 17, signing Japanese star Norichika Aoki to a two-year deal with a club option for...
January 13, 2012
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers President and Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan was impressed by his first meeting with Japanese sensation Yu Darvish and is confident a...
January 09, 2012
Another failed negotiation over a contract--and another dashed dream of a baseball player--have heightened criticism against the posting system for Japanese ballplayers seeking ...
January 06, 2012
The New York Yankees have been unable to sign Japanese shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima and he will return to the Seibu Lions for the 2012 season, the Major League Baseball team...
December 20, 2011
The Texas Rangers have won the exclusive negotiating rights for Nippon-Ham Fighters right-hander Yu Darvish, Major League Baseball announced Dec. 20.
December 19, 2011
The Milwaukee Brewers have won the right to negotiate a contract with Japanese outfielder Norichika Aoki.
December 15, 2011
With the posting period for Nippon-Ham Fighters right-hander Yu Darvish having closed on the morning of Dec. 15 (Japan time), at least one Major League Baseball team has bid...
December 08, 2011
After months, if not years, of speculation on whether Japan pitching sensation Yu Darvish will take a crack at the major leagues, it looks like we finally have an answer.
December 08, 2011
The New York Yankees have won the exclusive negotiating rights with Seibu Lions shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima, Major League Baseball announced Dec. 7.
December 03, 2011
With the posting period for Seibu Lions infielder Hiroyuki Nakajima having closed on Dec. 2, at least one Major League Baseball team has bid on the 29-year-old shortstop, an...
November 11, 2011
Yakult Swallows All-Star outfielder Norichika Aoki is finally getting his wish granted, and he is now a step closer to realizing his dream of playing in the major leagues.
November 09, 2011
Yakult Swallows All-Star outfielder Norichika Aoki has asked his NPB club to post him in the hopes that he can play in Major League Baseball next season, the Central League...
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