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Tuesday, June 03, 2014

USA TODAY: Japanese pitcher confuses everyone with the world’s highest eephus pitch

Yes, THAT Kazuhito Tadano. Seriously, though, this is epic…

vortex of dissipation Posted: June 03, 2014 at 04:27 PM | 31 comment(s)
  Beats: japanese baseball

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Japan Times: NPB squads start spring training

Baseball season is finally here!

The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, who last season won their first Japan Series in the franchise’s ninth year of existence, started spring training Saturday in Kumejima, Okinawa Prefecture, in preparation for the start of the regular season on March 28.

The Eagles and seven other teams got down to work in Okinawa, while four clubs, including the Yomiuri Giants who are aiming for their third consecutive Central League pennant, opened camp in Miyazaki Prefecture.

 

vortex of dissipation Posted: February 02, 2014 at 05:13 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: japanese baseball

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

MLBTR: Yuniesky Betancourt To Sign With Orix Buffaloes

Free agent infielder Yuniesky Betancourt has reached agreement on a one-year contract with the Orix Buffaloes of Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Betancourt, soon to turn 32, is represented by Miami Sports Management.

Last year, spending most of his time at first and third for the Brewers, Betancourt checked in with a .212/.240/.355 line and 13 home runs in 409 plate appearances. Betancourt has played nine MLB seasons, registering a cumulative .261/.285/.388 slash line in 4,278 plate appearances. He has not maintained an OPS of over .700 since the 2007 season, and both Fangraphs and Baseball-Reference credit Betancourt with a cumulative sub-replacement level contribution over his career to date.

JE (Jason Epstein) Posted: January 28, 2014 at 10:21 PM | 7 comment(s)
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