Nishida, Tetsuro 西田 哲朗 (にしだ・てつろう)
Rakuten Eagles | #55 | INF
Born: 09/03/1991 (age 27)
Height: 180cm
Weight: 78kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: O
Hometown: Osaka
Draft: 2009, 2nd Round
History: 関大一高
Roster Changes: removed 03/29/2016, added 05/20/2016, removed 05/25/2016, added 06/27/2016, removed 07/11/2016, added 10/04/2016

[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


[11/17/2016] Rakuten Eagles: name changes and uniform number change

The Rakuten Eagles announced two name changes and one uniform number change today.

Source: Rakuten announcement (name change), Rakuten announcement (number change)


[4/10/2016] Tetsuro Nishida out with costal cartilage damage

Tetsuro Nishida was hit by a pitch during a Ni-gun Lotte game on April 9. He was taken to a hospital for an evaluation and diagnosed with damage to some costal cartilage in his left chest area. He needs rest and will have to keep the area immobile for the time being.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/10/2016