[9/23/2017] Rakuten Eagles expected to offer Wheeler, Peguero, Amador, Herrmann new contracts

According to a report by Nikkan Sports, the Rakuten Eagles are expected to offer thirty-year-old Zelous Wheeler, thirty-year-old Carlos Peguero, thirty-year-old Japhet Amador, and thirty-three-year-old Frank Herrmann new contracts for the 2018 season. With regards to Wheeler, they will most likely sign him to a two-year deal.

It is unclear what the Eagles plans are with twenty-seven-year-old Joshua Corrales and thirty-three-year-old Luis Cruz.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/23/2017

[UPDATE 10/23 @ 11:23pm]

Wheeler, Peguero, Amador, and Herrmann are expected to return next year, as is Chia-Hao Sung.

The Eagles will most likely part ways with Corrales and Cruz.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/23/2017, Daily Sports 10/23/2017, Sponichi 10/23/2017

[UPDATE 10/25 @ 3:05am]

Peguero and Herrmann left for the US out of Narita Airport via Sendai Airport on October 24.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/24/2017, Sports Hochi 10/24/2017

[UPDATE 10/25 @ 11:44pm]

Wheeler and Amador returned to their countries out of  Narita Airport on October 25, Wheeler to the United States and Amador to Mexico.

Source: Sanspo 10/25/2017

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