[12/2/2016] Rakuten Eagles reach agreement with Frank Herrmann

The Rakuten Eagles announced on November 29 that they reached an agreement with thirty-two-year-old Frank Herrmann. He was assigned the uniform number 42. The Eagles a released the following statement from Herrmann:

One of my goals was to play in the NPB, so I am grateful for the chance to play with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in 2017. I will do my best to help the team win. The Rakuten Eagles are a wonderful team and Sendai is a beautiful place. My family is looking forward to living in Japan, a wonderful country full of culture. I look forward to your cheering.

According to the media, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated 70 million yen.

Source: Rakuten announcement, Daily Sports 12/2/2016

[UPDATE 1/31 @ 6:54pm]

The Eagles held a press conference for Herrmann today.

Source: Rakuten 1/31/2017

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