Baseball: Hawks ace Senga pleads for posting, settles for big raise

SoftBank Hawks ace Kodai Senga said Saturday his desire to move to the majors is unchanged, but he is no closer to going overseas via the posting system following a reported 100 million yen ($967,000) raise from the Pacific League club. The 27-year-old led the PL this season in ERA, wins and strikeouts as the Hawks cruised to their fourth straight Japan Series championship. His raise appears to have bumped his salary up to 400 million yen, not including additional incentives. Senga, who met with team officials for over an hour, raised the issue of an early move to the majors via the posting sy…

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