Aug 31, 2013
Rays vs. Athletics, game 1 recap: Rays lose, drop wildcard slot
The Rays are no longer in the first wild card spot. They've fallen to three and a half games behind the Boston Red Sox in the American League East, and a half game behind Oakland for the first wild card.
Major League Baseball
MLB Notebook: Bucs' hurlers setting bar high
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What Ever Happened to Akinori Iwamura?
With the Rays signing Shelley Duncan over the last few days, Rays fans have been reminded of a name they had all but forgotten, Akinori Iwamura , with the context being that Duncan slid high into Iwamura in spring training of 2008 in response to Elliot Johnson breaking Francisco Cervelli 's wrist as he bowled him over trying to score a run.
8 Things Oakland Athletics Fans Need to Know about Hiroyuki Nakajima
The newest member of the Oakland Athletics is engaging, quick with a smile and has charmed the East Bay.
The Japan Times
Iwamura rejoins Swallows
The Yakult Swallows announced Monday they have signed 33-year-old infielder Akinori Iwamura, who will return to the club for the first time since 2006.