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SoftBank Picks Up Ortiz

» 19 April 2009 » In npb » 2 Comments

It’s not Dallas McPherson, but SoftBank has acquired a bat. The Hawks have signed former Chiba Lotte Marine and Orix Blue Wave Jose Ortiz to a one year, $500k deal. Ortiz had been tearing up the Mexican League (.412, 7 hr in 68 ab), and has a track record of solid play in NPB, so this looks like a good move by the Hawks.

Ortiz will be available for game duty from the 28th.

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English Language Yakyu Blogs

» 19 April 2009 » In nichibei, npb » 1 Comment

The 2009 NPB season is underway, and I’m happy to say that there are more places to catch up on Japanese & Asian baseball in English than there were last year.

We already had these fine websites:

Over the last couple months, I’ve discovered a few new ones:

I’m sure there are a few more out there — what else should be on this list?

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