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Eri Yoshida started developing her knuckleball at the age of 12 after watching Tim Wakefield of the Red Sox. In March, she was able to meet her idol and gain instruction on how to throw the wobbling pitch.

The Tucson Toros still have not faced Eri Yoshida - the "Knuckle Princess" - but they evened their three-game series with a 13-6 win over the first-place Chico Outlaws on Saturday night. Read more»

Yoshitaka Nishi (left) and Sho Kinishi were drafted in successive rounds, the fourth and fifth, by the Tucson Toros after playing in the Arizona Winter League.

Just five days before the team’s opener, Tucson Toros outfielder Sho Kinishi was picked up to make his way into Tucson to play American professional baseball for the first time. Also, the Toros could face a female knuckleballer this year. Read more»