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[11/17/2017] Rakuten Eagles sign five to Ikusei contracts

The Rakuten Eagles announced that they signed the following players to Ikusei contracts:

Pos   Name JPN Name ENG Uni Salary
P * 横山 貴明 Yokoyama, Takaaki 054 5.90M
P + 石橋 良太 Ishibashi, Ryota 028 7.00M
P + 久保 裕也 Kubo, Yuya 091 15.00M
P + 宮川 将 Miyagawa, Sho 121 7.00M
P + 入野 貴大 Irino, Takahiro 124 5.50M

All salaries are estimates.

* released as Ikusei and signed as Ikusei.
+ senryokugaied and signed as Ikusei.

Source: Rakuten 11/17/2017

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[11/16/2017] Rakuten Eagles to reunite with Naoto Watanabe

The Rakuten Eagles are planning to sign thirty-seven-year-old Naoto Watanabe. An official announcement is expected within the next few days.

With the departure of forty-two-year-old Kazuo Matsui, the Eagles were in the market for a utility infielder. Watanabe was also a popular player during his first stint with the team (2007-2010) and is sure to be welcomed by players and fans.

Source: Sponichi 11/16/2017

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[11/11/2017] Softbank sends Ayatsugu to Rakuten for Nishida

The Softbank Hawks and Rakuten Eagles reached an agreement on a one-for-one player trade on November 11. The Hawks will send twenty-four-year-old Ayatsugu Yamashita to the Rakuten Eagles for twenty-six-year-old Tetsuro Nishida.

Source: Rakuten 11/11/2017, Softbank 11/11/2017

[UPDATE 11/16 @ 11:26pm]

The Hawks held a press conference for Nishida on November 15. He was assigned the uniform number 22. His salary will be an estimated twelve million yen.

Source: Softbank 11/15/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/16/2017

The Eagles held a press conference for Yamashita on November 16. He was assigned the uniform number 29. His salary will be an estimated 10.6 million yen.

Source: Rakuten 11/16/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/16/2017

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2018 Rakuten Eagles Coaching Staff

Ichi-gun Coaching Staff

Position Name JPN Name ENG Uni Age
Manager 梨田 昌孝 Nashida, Masataka 99 64
Head/Hitting Coach 平石 洋介 Hiraishi, Yosuke 89 37
Hitting Coach 高須 洋介 Takasu, Yosuke 76 41
Pitching Coach 佐藤 義則 Sato, Yoshinori 71 63
Pitching Coach 森山 良二 Moriyama, Ryoji 72 54
Battery Coach 古久保 健二 Furukubo, Kenji 97 53
Infield/Base Coach 立石 充男 Tateishi, Mitsuo 78 59
Outfield/Base Coach 清水 雅治 Shimizu, Masaji 82 53
Strategy/Infield Coach 塩川 達也 Shiokawa, Tatsuya 86 34

Ni-gun Coaching Staff

Position Name JPN Name ENG Uni Age
Manager 池山 隆寛 Ikeyama, Takahiro 88 51
Head Coach 大石 知宜 Oishi, Tomoyoshi 79 63
Hitting Coach 河野 亮 Kawano, Ryo 96 46
Hitting Coach 栗原 健太 Kurihara, Kenta 85 35
Roving Pitching Coach 杉本 正 Sugimoto, Tadashi 73 58
Pitching Coach 与田 剛 Yoda, Tsuyoshi 92 51
Pitching Coach 小山 伸一郎 Koyama, Shinichiro 75 39
Battery Coach 柳沢 裕一 Yanagisawa, Yuichi 81 46
Infield/Base Coach 酒井 忠晴 Sakai, Tadaharu 87 47
Outfield/Base Coach 森山 周 Moriyama, Makoto 84 36
Ikusei Coach 真喜志 康永 Makishi, Yasunaga 74 57

Source: Rakuten 11/6/2017

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[11/1/2017] Eigoro Mogi to have right elbow cleaned out

The media learned on October 31 that Eigoro Mogi was going to have surgery to clean out his right elbow some time today (or tomorrow, depending on the source). Mogi started having problems with his elbow in June and later developed right shoulder pain from overcompensation. He decided to have the surgery because the condition was beginning to affect his hitting. He will most likely require a month or two for a full recovery.

Source: Daily Sports 11/1/2017, Sponichi 11/1/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/1/2017

[UPDATE 11/3 @ 8:48pm]

The Eagles announced today that Mogi had his right elbow cleaned out at a hospital in Kanagawa on November 2. He will most likely require about four months before he is ready to play again.

Source: Daily Sports 11/3/2017

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Rakuten Eagles: 2017 Fall Camp

Rakuten Eagles 2017 Fall Camp Details

November 1 (Wed) – November 19 (Sun)
Travel: October 31 (Tue), November 20 (Mon)
Days Off: November 6 (Mon), 10 (Fri), 15 (Wed)

Venue: Muscat Stadium in Kurashiki, Okayama

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[10/25/2017] Rakuten Eagles sign Zelous Wheeler to 2-year extension

Sanspo is reporting that the Rakuten Eagles and Zelous Wheeler reached an agreement on a two-year extension worth a total 400 million yen plus incentives with a club option for a third year.

Source: Sanspo 10/25/2017

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[Climax Series] Rakuten Eagles 0 – Softbank Hawks 7 (October 22, 2017)

Rakuten Eagles vs Softbank Hawks @ Fukuoka Yahuoku! DOME – 13:00
Starters: Mima, Manabu (RAK) – Takeda, Shota (SOF)

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Softbank 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 X 7 11 0

Attendance: 35387 | Time: 2h41m

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[Climax Series] Rakuten Eagles 3 – Softbank Hawks 4 (October 21, 2017)

Rakuten Eagles vs Softbank Hawks @ Fukuoka Yahuoku! DOME – 13:00
Starters: Kishi, Takayuki (RAK) 8-10, 2.76 – van den Hurk, Rick (SOF) 13-7, 3.24

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 5 0
Softbank 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 X 4 8 0

Attendance: 37455 | Time: 3h21m

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[Climax Series] Rakuten Eagles 5 – Softbank Hawks 7 (October 20, 2017)

Rakuten Eagles vs Softbank Hawks @ Fukuoka Yahuoku! DOME – 18:00
Starters: Norimoto, Takahiro (RAK) 15-7, 2.57 – Wada, Tsuyoshi (SOF) 4-0, 2.49

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 10 0
Softbank 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 X 7 10 0

Attendance: 35333 | Time: 3h16m

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