Tag: Katai Kitigawa

Arbitration Rulings Give Major Awards

Several players have earned big contracts through arbitration, it was announced today, with the biggest award going to Montreal Metros shortstop Alfonso George, at $13.8 million.

This arbitration award is higher than the $13.1 million “qualifying offer” amount that certain compensation-eligible pending free agents were due to accept during this year’s player bargaining, and makes George the 3rd-highest paid shortstop in the Bull League. Continue reading “Arbitration Rulings Give Major Awards”

AEL Postseason Set to Go

The American Eagle League postseason is set to kick off tomorrow, just one day after the Lake League’s playoffs get underway.

The Seattle Salts (63-37), who swept into 1st in the AEL West with a 21-7 run through August, take the top seed and will play the wild card Jacksonville Ravens (57-43), who finished in 2nd in the AEL East.  Continue reading “AEL Postseason Set to Go”

Kitigawa Breaks Hits Record

Anchorage Aces CF Katai Kitigawa set a new single-season record for hits this season, with 150.

Japanese baseball star, and 2017 AEL All-Star, Katai Kitigawa, who plays center field for the Anchorage Aces, has smashed the single-season record for hits on the last day of the season, after a 1st inning single against the Arizona Cowboys tonight, marking hit #148.

The previous record, held by the legendary Hall of Famer Chuck Provost, was 147 hits set in 1995. Continue reading “Kitigawa Breaks Hits Record”

Krohn Out for the Year

Right-handed closer Kevin Krohn, the only bright star in the Calgary bullpen, was injured tonight and will not return this season, potentially jeopardizing Calgary’s playoff plans

Calgary Inferno closer Kevin Krohn will miss the rest of this season – along with the playoffs – after leaving a game against Anchorage on just six pitches tonight.

With his team ahead 4-3, Krohn took to the mound in the 8th inning, replacing LHP Fernando Latorre, who was solid through 7 innings, allowing the Aces just 3 runs on as many hits.  Continue reading “Krohn Out for the Year”