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[12/8/2017] Louis Okoye returns from Mexico

Louis Okoye left for Mexico on November 23 to play winter ball with the Caneros de Los Mochis. He made his debut on November 28 (started in center and batted lead-off) and struck out three consecutive trips to the plate.

Okoye returned to Japan on December 8 because he was not getting any playing time and wanted more time to practice.

Source: Sports Hochi 12/8/2017, Sports Hochi 12/8/2017, Nikkan Sports 12/8/2017, Sponichi 12/8/2017

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Ginji Akaminai: Did You Know

2017

Ginji will make 100 million yen in 2018. He is the first Rakuten Eagle position player drafted out of high school to reach 100 million yen.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/8/2017, Sports Hochi 12/8/2017

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Kodai Hamaya: Did You Know

Relationships

Hamaya (24) filed marriage papers with a twenty-nine-year-old woman from Tokyo on December 3, 2017.

Source: Sports Hochi 12/8/2017

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Toru Hosokawa: Did You Know

Weight

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[12/5/2017] Rakuten Eagles: uniform number changes

The Rakuten Eagles announced the following uniform number changes on December 5:

Source: Rakuten 12/5/2017

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Ryuta Konno: Did You Know

Relationships

Konno (22) filed marriage papers with a twenty-two-year-old woman earlier this year in June. They are planning to hold a wedding ceremony next year in December.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/4/2017

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Takumi Miyoshi: Did You Know

Relationships

Miyoshi (24) is planning to file marriage papers with a twenty-six-year-old woman from Sendai. Miyoshi popped the question last December during a trip to Hawaii.

UPDATE 12/7: the two filed marriage papers in Ginoza, Okinawa on December 7.

Source: Sponichi 11/28/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/28/2017, Daily Sports 12/7/2017

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[11/27/2017] Rakuten Eagles reach agreements with Wheeler, Herrmann, Sung, Amador, Peguero, Corrales

The Rakuten Eagles announced today that they signed the following six foreign players to contracts for the 2018 season:

(Salaries are estimates)

The Eagles also announced that Luis Cruz will not be returning next year.

Source: Rakuten 11/27/2017 (contracts), Rakuten 11/27/2017 (release), Daily Sports 11/27/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/27/2017


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[11/27/2017] Rakuten Eagles: uniform number change

The Rakuten Eagles announced the following uniform number change on November 27:

The Eagles also announced the following change in registered names:

Source: Rakuten 11/27/2017 (uniform number), Rakuten 11/27/2017 (registered name)

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[11/23/2017] Rakuten Eagles: Tohoku Pride, FANS’ Uniforms Unveiled

The Rakuten Eagles unveiled the 2018 versions of their Tohoku Pride and FANS’ uniforms on November 23.

The Tohoku Pride uniforms are based off the Tohoku Green Uniforms from the 2013 season. The base color is black. The uniforms will be worn during Tohoku Pride Day games next year.

Tohoku Pride Day Schedule

The FANS’ uniform are also based off the Tohoku Green Uniforms from the 2013 season. The base color is crimson red. The uniforms will be worn during the Crimson Red Series games next year.

Crimson Red Series Schedule

Source: Rakuten 11/23/2017

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