Japanese high school pitcher Shohei Otani says he will stick to his plan of joining a team in Major League Baseball despite being selected in the first round of Japanese baseball's amateur draft.
Japanese high school pitcher Shohei Otani says he will pursue a career in Major League Baseball instead of turning professional in Japan.
Japan's players' association has threatened to boycott the 2013 World Baseball Classic because calls for a larger share of tournament revenue weren't met.
Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish ended months of speculation Thursday by saying he intends to make a move to Major League Baseball.
Japanese Red Sox pitchers Daisuke Matsuzaka and Hideki Okajima say their families are safe.
Former major leaguer Matt Murton has broken Ichiro Suzuki's record for the most hits in a single season in Japanese Professional Baseball.
Teenage pitcher Yusei Kikuchi turned down offers from several MLB and will continue to play in his native Japan next year.
Japanese schoolboy Yusei Kikuchi may leave the decision on whether to sign a multi-million dollar deal with a Major League Baseball club up to his parents.
Lee Jin-young hit a grand slam in the first inning Friday to power South Korea to a 9-0 win over Taiwan in the World Baseball Classic.
apan manager Tatsunori Hara said Wednesday that right-hander Yu Darvish would be the starting pitcher against China in his team's opening game of the World Baseball Classic.
Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners and Daisuke Matsuzaka of the Boston Red Sox were among seven major league players named Monday to a 34-man preliminary roster for Japan's team at the 2009 World Baseball Classic.
A 16-year-old Japanese girl signed with a regional baseball team Tuesday, becoming the country's first female professional baseball player.
Japanese pitcher Junichi Tazawa moved a step closer to signing with the Boston Red Sox after rejecting offers from three other major league teams.
Boston Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka is ready to help Japan defend its title at the 2009 World Baseball Classic.
A 16-year-old Japanese schoolgirl was drafted by an independent league team.
Junichi Tazawa, a hard-throwing right-handed pitcher who wants to play in the major leagues, was passed over by Japan's 12 professional teams in Thursday's amateur draft.