The Rakuten Eagles announced that Hirohito Shimai had surgery to treat a stress fracture in his left tibia at a hospital in Chiba on December 10, 2018. He will most likely require about three months for a full recovery.0 Comments
Relationships & Family
December 26 – The Rakuten Eagles announced that Kondo (23) filed marriage papers with a twenty-three-year-old woman from Kyoto on December 25.0 Comments
The Rakuten Eagles announced the following changes:
Registered Position Change
Registered Name Change
Uniform Number Assignments
Source: Rakuten 12/20/20180 Comments
Relationships & Family
December 16 – The Rakuten Eagles announced that Kamata (25) filed marriage papers with a twenty-six-year-old woman from Gifu on December 16.0 Comments
The Rakuten Eagles are close to adding twenty-nine-year-old Jabari Blash. Team official Hiroshi Abei told reporters on December 5 that they were still doing the paperwork and that a formal announcement could be made as early as December 7.
[UPDATE 12/7 @ 11:11pm]
The Eagles announced that they reached an agreement with Blash. He has not yet been assigned a uniform number. According to Daily Sports, the two sides agreed to a one-year contract worth an estimated 120 million yen.0 Comments
The Rakuten Eagles announced that they are going to play two exhibition games against the CPBL Lamigo Monkeys next year in February/March.
Source: Rakuten 12/5/20180 Comments
The Rakuten Eagles announced the following uniform numbers assignments:
Source: Rakuten 12/4/20180 Comments
The Rakuten Eagles announced that they reached an agreement with twenty-eight-year-old pitcher Alan Busenitz. He is a candidate to close. According to media reports, Busenitz agreed to a salary worth an estimated 70 million yen.0 Comments
The Rakuten Eagles announced that they reached agreements with Zelous Wheeler, Frank Herrmann, and Chia-Hao Sung for the 2019 season.
The Eagles also announced that Japhet Amador, Carlos Peguero, and O’Koyea Dickson will not be returning next year.0 Comments
The Rakuten Eagles and Hiroshima Carp announced that they agreed on a one-for-one trade. Rakuten will send twenty-nine-year-old pitcher Yasunori Kikuchi to Hiroshima for thirty-year-old Yuya Fukui.
[UPDATE 12/6 @ 3:47pm]
The Eagles held a press conference for Fukui earlier today. He was assigned the uniform number 31.
[UPDATE 12/14 @ 2:17pm]
The Carp held a press conference for Kikuchi today. He was assigned the uniform number 59.0 Comments