Baseball: 3 pitchers set to complete Japan’s 30-man roster for WBC


Yakult Swallows lefty Keiji Takahashi is among the three pitchers who will complete Japan’s 30-man roster for the World Baseball Classic, a source familiar with the matter said Monday.

The Nippon Ham Fighters’ Hiromi Ito and fellow right-hander Yuki Udagawa of the Orix Buffaloes, will join Takahashi, as skipper Hideki Kuriyama is set to include 15 pitchers in his roster for the March tournament.

Kuriyama on Jan. 6 announced the first 12 men, led by Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani and San Diego Padres right-hander Yu Darvish, who will be the team’s oldest member at 36, for the fif...

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