There are no Japanese-born rookie players in spring training this year for the first time for 1996.
Veteran righty Hiroki Kuroda is returning to Japan for the 2015 season. Where does he rank among the best Japanese-born players in MLB history?
One notable pitcher is heading back to Japan to continue his career. That and more is in Tuesday's daily news recap.
A total of 121 players became free agents on Thursday. Here's the list.

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