Baseball: Star pitcher Tanaka apologizes for not stopping bullying

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Rakuten Eagles star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka issued an apology Friday after the Pacific League club cut ties with reliever Tomohiro Anraku for his abusive behavior toward a number of younger players. Club president Masayuki Morii on Thursday said Rakuten was releasing the 27-year-old Anraku following an extensive investigation into his alleged harassment and bullying of teammates. In a post on social media site X, formerly Twitter, the 35-year-old Tanaka said he should done more to exert a positive influence inside the clubhouse. "Harassment is inexcusable. As a senior member of the team, I sho...

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