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Masahiro Tanaka
Reaches deal with Golden Eagles
PTohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
January 28, 2021
Tanaka announced Thursday via his personal Twitter account that he agreed to a contract with the Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball. According to the Kyodo News, Tanaka's contract is a two-year, $17.2 million deal that includes additional incentives.
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Tomoyuki Sugano
Back with Giants
PYomiuri Giants
January 7, 2021
Sugano will return to the Giants for the 2021 season, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
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Tomoyuki Sugano
Likely to bolt NPB for MLB
PFree Agent
December 7, 2020
Sugano will be able to negotiate a contract with MLB teams beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday after the Giants agreed to post the right-handed pitcher, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.
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Kevin Cron
Catches on with Carp
1BHiroshima Toyo Carp
November 16, 2020
The Carp announced Monday that they reached agreement with Cron on a one-year, $1.1 million contract, Yahoo Sports Japan reports.
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Yudai Ohno
Sticking with Chunichi
PChunichi Dragons
November 11, 2020
Ohno agreed Wednesday with the Dragons on a three-year, $2.9 million contract extension, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.
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Yoshinobu Yamamoto
Deactivated with lower-body injury
POrix Buffaloes
Lower Body
October 21, 2020
The Buffaloes deactivated Yamamoto on Wednesday, citing lower-body fitness and overall fatigue, Jim Allen of JBallAllen.com reports.
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Wei-Yin Chen
Returns to NPB with Marines
PChiba Lotte Marines
Not Injury Related
September 22, 2020
The Marines announced Monday that Chen signed a contract with the team.
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Tyler Austin
Deactivated after collision
1BYokohama DeNA BayStars
Neck
August 5, 2020
The BayStars removed Austin from their active roster Wednesday after the 28-year-old sustained a neck injury, Jim Allen of JBallAllen.com reports.
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Atsuki Taneichi
Deactivated by Marines
PChiba Lotte Marines
August 2, 2020
The Marines deactivated Taneichi on Sunday, Jim Allen of JBallAllen.com reports.
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Yuya Yanagi
Out with abdominal strain
PChunichi Dragons
Abdomen
July 9, 2020
The Dragons deactivated Yanagi on Thursday due to a right abdominal strain, Yahoo Sports Japan reports.
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Hayato Sakamoto
Held out Thursday
SSYomiuri Giants
July 9, 2020
Sakamoto is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Tigers, according to Baseball King.
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Matt Moore
Facing six-week absence
PFukuoka SoftBank Hawks
Calf
July 8, 2020
Moore is expected to miss about six weeks after he was diagnosed with a left calf muscle damage following an MRI on Wednesday, Yahoo Sports Japan reports.
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Matt Moore
Scratched from start with leg issue
PFukuoka SoftBank Hawks
Leg
July 7, 2020
Moore was scratched ahead of his scheduled start Wednesday against the Golden Eagles due to a left leg injury, Full-Count.jp reports.
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Kodai Senga
Ready for season debut
PFukuoka SoftBank Hawks
July 6, 2020
Senga (arm) is scheduled to make his season debut Tuesday against Rakuten, according to Yahoo Japan.
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Hayato Sakamoto
Falls homer short of cycle
SSYomiuri Giants
June 20, 2020
Sakamoto went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, an RBI and two runs in Saturday's victory over the Tigers.
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Hayato Sakamoto
Appears ready for Opening Day
SSYomiuri Giants
Illness
June 16, 2020
Sakamoto, who tested positive for COVID-19, participated in a preseason game Tuesday, Yahoo! Japan reports.
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