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.
[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.
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.0 Comments
The Rakuten Eagles announced two name changes and one uniform number change today.
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 4/10/20160 Comments