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2018 Rakuten Eagles Phoenix League Roster

Pos Name JPN Name ENG
P 近藤 弘樹 Hiroki Kondo
P 森 雄大 Yudai Mori
P 小野 郁 Fumiya Ono
P 池田 隆英 Takahide Ikeda
P 菅原 秀 Shu Sugahara
P 渡邊 佑樹 Yuki Watanabe
P 鶴田 圭祐 Keisuke Tsuruta
P 西口 直人 Naoto Nishiguchi
P 今野 龍太 Ryuta Konno
P 千葉 耕太 Kota Chiba
P 木村 敏靖 Toshiyasu Kimura
P 井手 亮太郎 Ryotaro Ide
C 山下 斐紹 Ayatsugu Yamashita
C 石原 彪 Tsuyoshi Ishihara
INF 茂木 栄五郎 Eigoro Mogi
INF 山崎 剛 Tsuyoshi Yamasaki
INF 村林 一輝 Itsuki Murabayashi
INF 西巻 賢二 Kenji Nishimaki
INF 山田 大樹 Hiroki Yamada
INF 南 要輔 Yosuke Minami
INF 松本 京志郎 Kyoshiro Matsumoto
OF オコエ 瑠偉 Louis Okoye
OF 岩見 雅紀 Masaki Iwami
OF 八百板 卓丸 Takumaru Yaoita
OF 中村 和希 Kazuki Nakamura

Source: Rakuten 10/6/2018

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2018 Rakuten Eagles Staff Changes/Updates

Status Name JPN Name ENG Current Position Notes Official
OUT 佐藤義則 Yoshinori Sato Pitching Coach [10/14] The Eagles want Sato to shift over to Ichi-gun/Ni-gun roving pitching coach next year. Daily Sports 10/14/2018  
OUT 古久保健二 Kenji Furukubo Ichi-gun Battery Coach [10/14] The Eagles announced that Furukubo will not return next year. 10/14
真喜志康永 Yasunaga Makishi Ichi-gun INF/Base Coach [10/12] Expected to be named Ichi-gun head coach. Nikkan Sports 10/12/2018  
金森栄治 Eiji Kanamori Lotte Ichi-gun Hitting Coach [10/12] Rakuten is thinking about making Kanamori an offer. Nikkan Sports 10/12/2018, Sanspo 10/14/2018  
野村克則 Katsunori Nomura Yakult Ni-gun Battery Coach [10/08] The Eagles might offer Nomura a job as Ni-gun battery coach. Daily Sports 10/8/2018, Sanspo 10/14/2018  
笘篠誠治 Seiji Tomashino [10/08] Could be offered a job as Ichi-gun Outfield/Base Coach. Sponichi 10/8/2018  
後藤武敏 Taketoshi Goto Yokohama (Retiring) [10/07] Could be offered job as Ni-gun hitting coach. Sanspo 10/7/2018  
IN 鉄平 Teppei Tsuchiya [10/07] The Eagles announced that they added Teppei to their staff as an Ni-gun Outfield/Base Coach. He was assigned the uniform number 96. … [10/07] Could be named Ni-gun OF/Base coach. Nikkan Sports 10/7/2018, Sanspo 10/7/2018 10/7
三木肇 Hajime Miki Yakult Ni-gun Chief Coach [10/07] Could be offered job as Ni-gun manager. Sponichi 10/7/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/7/2018, Sanspo 10/7/2018  
小谷野栄一 Eiichi Koyano Orix (Retiring) [10/07] Could be offered job as coach. Sports Hochi 10/7/2018  
石井貴 Takashi Ishii Tokushima Manager [10/07] Could be offered job as Ichi-gun pitching coach. Sanspo 10/7/2018 … [10/06] Could be offered job as coach. Sports Hochi 10/6/2018, Sponichi 10/6/2018  
伊藤智仁 Tomohito Ito Toyama Manager [10/06] Could be offered job as coach. Sports Hochi 10/6/2018  
STAY 平石洋介 Yosuke Hiraishi Interim Manager [10/05] GM Kazuhisa Ishii told reporters Hiraishi accepted their offer to make him their new full-time manager. Daily Sports 10/5/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/5/2018, Jiji 10/5/2018  
OUT 池山隆寛 Takahiro Ikeyama Ni-gun Manager [10/05] Will not return next year. 10/5
OUT 大石知宜 Tomoyoshi Oishi Ni-gun Head Coach [10/05] Will not return next year. 10/5
OUT 河野亮 Ryo Kawano Ni-gun Hitting Coach [10/05] Will not return next year. 10/5
OUT 杉本正 Tadashi Sugimoto Ichi/Ni-gun Roving Pitching Coach [10/05] Will not return next year. 10/5
OUT 与田剛 Tsuyoshi Yoda Ni-gun Pitching Coach [10/05] Will not return next year. 10/5
OUT 柳沢裕一 Yuichi Yanagisawa Ni-gun Battery Coach [10/05] Will not return next year. 10/5
OUT 森山周 Makoto Moriyama Ni-gun OF/Base Coach [10/05] Will not return next year. 10/5
OUT 立石充男 Mitsuo Tateishi Ikusei Coach [10/05] Will not return next year. 10/5
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2018 Rakuten Eagles Player Movement

Status Name JPN Name ENG Notes
アマダー Japhet Amador [10/14] The Eagles are not planning to offer Amador a contract for 2019. Daily Sports 10/14/2018
ディクソン O’Koyea Dickson [10/14] The Eagles are not planning to offer Dickson a contract for 2019. Daily Sports 10/14/2018
ペゲーロ Carlos Peguero [10/14] The Eagles are not planning to offer Peguero a contract for 2019. Daily Sports 10/14/2018 … [10/06] This could be Peguero’s last year with the Eagles. Nikkan Sports 10/6/2018
ウィーラー Zelous Wheeler [10/06] Wheeler will be in the final year of a two-year contract next season. Nikkan Sports 10/6/2018
宋家豪 Chia-Hao Sung [10/06] Sung will most likely return next season. Nikkan Sports 10/6/2018

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[10/3/2018] Eigoro Mogi might miss the rest of the regular season

Eigoro Mogi was hit by a pitch near his left calf during a game against Softbank at YafuOku Dome on August 16. He was later taken off the active roster with a bruised left gastrocnemius muscle. He started playing in Ni-gun rehab games on September 11 and was close to a return to the active roster until he hurt his left shoulder while diving for a ball during fielding practices in late-September.

The Rakuten Eagles were hoping to call him back up before the end of the regular season, but they are concerned about his shoulder. Depending on his progress, he might be able to attend the Phoenix League in October.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/3/2018

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2018 Rakuten Eagles Senryokugai

Name JPN Name ENG Notes Official
細川亨 Toru Hosokawa [10/14] The Marines are reportedly interested. Nikkan Sports 10/14/2018, Daily Sports 10/14/2018 … [10/05] Hosokawa was offered a job as coach, but he turned it down because he is not ready to retire. Sanspo 10/5/2018, Sponichi 10/5/2018, Daily Sports 10/5/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/5/2018 10/5
小山雄輝 Yuki Koyama [10/01] Future undecided. Sports Hochi 10/1/2018 10/1
横山貴明 Takaaki Yokoyama   10/1
宮川将 Sho Miyagawa   10/1
入野貴大 Takahiro Irino   10/1
Takumi Deguchi   10/1
向谷拓巳 Takumi Mukaitani   10/1
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[9/6/2018] Nippon Ham – Rakuten September 7 game postponed

Hokkaido was hit by a magnitude 6.7 earthquake on September 6. At least nine people are dead, thirty-one are missing, and over 150 are injured. The earthquake also caused power outages.

The Nippon Ham Fighters reported that everyone in their organization was safe and accounted for. The Rakuten Eagles and Fighters announced that their game at Rakuten Seimei on September 7 was postponed due to travel issues (the airport in Hokkaido was closed). The game will be played on September 10.

The Pacific League is evaluating the Fighters’ schedule to see if any changes are needed for games beyond September 10.

Source: Rakuten 9/6/2018, Nippon Ham Tweet 9/6/2018, Sponichi 9/6/2018, Daily Sports 9/6/2018

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[9/1/2018] Frank Herrmann to miss two weeks with thigh inflammation

Frank Herrmann was examined at a hospital in Sendai on August 30 and diagnosed with inflammation the left adductor longus and semitendinosus muscles. He will need about two weeks for a full recovery.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/31/2018, Sports Hochi 8/31/2018, Daily Sports 8/31/2018

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Kenji Nishimaki: Did You Know

Milestones

2018

August 28 vs Seibu – Nishimaki recorded the first modasho of his career (3-for-5: 1B9, G6, 1B9, 1B7, Ks).

Source: Daily Sports 8/28/2018, Nikkan Sports 8/28/2018

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[8/20/2018] Kazuhisa Ishii joins Rakuten Eagles as General Manager

The Rakuten Eagles announced today that they hired forty-four-year-old Kazuhisa Ishii to be their general manager, effective September 1. Ishii will become the first former player with MLB experience to become a general manager in the NPB. A press conference is scheduled for the 27th.

Source: Rakuten 8/20/2018, Sports Hochi 8/20/2018, Sponichi 8/20/2018, Rakuten 8/20/2018, Daily Sports 8/20/2018

[UPDATE 10/2 @ 2:56pm]

The Rakuten Eagles announced on October 2 that Ishii was named director during a special stockholders meeting on October 1. His official title will be direct/general manager.

Source: Rakuten 10/2/2018

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[8/14/2018] Takayuki Kishi taken off active roster with knee inflammation

Takayuki Kishi was pulled from his start on August 11 after just one inning because of discomfort in his leg. Kishi apparently felt the discomfort in his leg before the start.

Kishi was taken to a hospital in Sendai for tests and was diagnosed with a mild case of pes anserinus tendinitis. He was taken off the active roster on August 12.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/11/2018, Sports Hochi 8/12/2018, Nikkan Sports 8/12/2018, Daily Sports 8/12/2018, Sponichi 8/12/2018, Sanspo 8/11/2018, Sanspo 8/12/2018

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