The Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) — Hideki Matsui has signed a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, and the two-time American League All Star has reported to extended spring training in Port Charlotte.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have signed free-agent Japanese pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma to a one-year contract. The team announced the move last Thursday. Iwakuma has a 107–69 record in 226 career games in Japan. The right-hander was selected the 2008 Pacific League Most Valuable Player and winner of the Eiji Sawamura pitching award after […]
CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen thinks Asian players are given privileges in the United States that Latinos are not offered.
SEATTLE (AP) — Don Wakamatsu is proud to be the first Asian American manager in Major League Baseball history. He’s also keenly aware of what his grandparents endured generations before he took over the Seattle Mariners.