July 24 vs Nippon Ham at Rakuten Seimei – Yamashita hit a walk-off two-run home run in the eleventh inning off Taisho Tamai. The home run was also the first of his career. He became the first player in Eagles’ history to record a walk-off home run for his first career home run.0 Comments
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