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[2/8/2019] Takero Okaijma to have shoulder surgery

Takero Okaijma is planning to have surgery on his left shoulder some time earlier next week. He will most likely require about six months for a full recovery.

Okajima was examined at a hospital in Chiba on February 6 and joined Ni-gun camp in Kumejima on February 8. He has had problems with his shoulder since he dislocated it during a game against Orix on July 23, 2017.

Source: Sanspo 2/8/2019

[UPDATE 2/13 @ 10:46am]

Okajima went under the knife at a hospital in Chiba on February 12. The procedure lasted about two hours and was complete in the morning. He will most likely require over six months for a full recovery.

Source: Sanspo 2/13/2019, Nikkan Sports 2/13/2019, Sponichi 2/13/2019, Daily Sports 2/13/2019. (added additional sources on 2/14 @ 1:17am)

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[2/3/2019] Rakuten Eagles to give Luis Jimenez a look during spring camp

The Rakuten Eagles announced that they are going to take a look at thirty-one-year-old Luis Jimenez during Kumejima spring camp. He joined Ni-gun camp on February 3 and will move to Ichi-gun for two days beginning on February 7. The Eagles see Jimenez as insurance for Zelous Wheeler and Jabari Blash.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/3/2019, Nikkan Sports 2/3/2019, Daily Sports 2/3/2019, Daily Sports 2/3/2019, Sports Hochi 2/3/2019

[UPDATE 2/8 @ 11:36pm]

Jimenez’s tryout ended today. The Eagles are interested but still want more time to evaluate his talent and could offer him an Ikusei contract to start.

Source: Daily Sports 2/8/2019, Sports Hochi 2/8/2019, Sponichi 2/8/2019, Nikkan Sports 2/8/2019

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[1/31/2019] Toshiaki Imae diagnosed with central serous chorioretinopathy

Toshiaki Imae was examined at a hospital in Sendai on January 29 after complaining of problems with his right eye. He was later diagnosed with central serous chorioretinopathy. Imae will remain in Sendai until he is ready to join the others in Okinawa.

Source: Sanspo 1/30/2019, Nikkan Sports 1/30/2019, Sponichi 1/30/2019, Daily Sports 1/30/2019

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[1/9/2019] Hirohito Shimai to miss three months with tibial stress fracture

The Rakuten Eagles announced that Hirohito Shimai had surgery to treat a stress fracture in his left tibia at a hospital in Chiba on December 10, 2018. He will most likely require about three months for a full recovery.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/9/2019, Sports Hochi 1/9/2019, Sponichi 1/9/2019

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Hiroki Kondo (Rakuten): Did You Know

Relationships & Family

2018

December 26 – The Rakuten Eagles announced that Kondo (23) filed marriage papers with a twenty-three-year-old woman from Kyoto on December 25.

Source: Rakuten 12/26/2018, Sponichi 12/26/2018

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[12/20/2018] Rakuten uniform number, position, name changes

The Rakuten Eagles announced the following changes:

Registered Position Change

  • Takero Okajima = OF → C

Registered Name Change

  • Takumaru Yaoita = 八百板 卓丸 (Yaoita Takumaru) → 卓丸 (Takumaru)

Uniform Number Assignments

  • Alan Busenitz = 32
  • Jabari Blash = 69

Source: Rakuten 12/20/2018

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Yoshinao Kamata: Did You Know

Relationships & Family

2018

December 16 – The Rakuten Eagles announced that Kamata (25) filed marriage papers with a twenty-six-year-old woman from Gifu on December 16.

Source: Rakuten 12/16/2018, Daily Sports 12/16/2018, Sponichi 12/16/2018, Sanspo 12/16/2018

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[12/6/2018] Rakuten Eagles to add Jabari Blash

The Rakuten Eagles are close to adding twenty-nine-year-old Jabari Blash. Team official Hiroshi Abei told reporters on December 5 that they were still doing the paperwork and that a formal announcement could be made as early as December 7.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/6/2018, Sponichi 12/6/2018

[UPDATE 12/7 @ 11:11pm]

The Eagles announced that they reached an agreement with Blash. He has not yet been assigned a uniform number. According to Daily Sports, the two sides agreed to a one-year contract worth an estimated 120 million yen.

Source: Rakuten 12/7/2018, Sports Hochi 12/7/2018, Daily Sports 12/7/2018

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[12/6/2018] Rakuten Eagles to play two exhibition games against Lamigo Monkeys

The Rakuten Eagles announced that they are going to play two exhibition games against the CPBL Lamigo Monkeys next year in February/March.

Schedule

  • February 26 (Tue) – Arrive in Taiwan
  • February 27 (Wed) – Practice at Tianmu Baseball Stadium
  • February 28 (Thu) – vs Lamigo at Tianmu Baseball Stadium, 17:00 start time
  • March 1 (Fri) – vs Lamigo at Tianmu Baseball Stadium, 14:00 start time
  • March 2 (Sat) – return to Japan

Source: Rakuten 12/5/2018

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[12/5/2018] Rakuten Eagles uniform number assignments

The Rakuten Eagles announced the following uniform numbers assignments:

  • Takero Okajima = 4 → 27
  • Itaru Hashimoto = 49

Source: Rakuten 12/4/2018

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