Baseball: Yomiuri Giants ace Sugano made available to MLB teams

All major league teams can begin making their pitches to Japanese right-hander Tomoyuki Sugano after he was posted by his Nippon Professional Baseball team, the Central League’s Yomiuri Giants, Major League Baseball said Monday. MLB.com said the San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres, New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are among the many suitors for the 31-year-old Sugano, saying his “NPB credentials are comparable to those of Kenta Maeda and Masahiro Tanaka.” Any interested major league club can negotiate with a posted player for 30 days. The window opens at 8 a.m. eastern time on Tuesday an…

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