Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles (東北楽天ゴールデンイーグルス)
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[1/9/2019] Hirohito Shimai to miss three months with tibial stress fracture

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.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/9/2019, Sports Hochi 1/9/2019, Sponichi 1/9/2019

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Hiroki Kondo (Rakuten): Did You Know

Relationships & Family

2018

December 26 – The Rakuten Eagles announced that Kondo (23) filed marriage papers with a twenty-three-year-old woman from Kyoto on December 25.

Source: Rakuten 12/26/2018, Sponichi 12/26/2018

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[12/20/2018] Rakuten uniform number, position, name changes

The Rakuten Eagles announced the following changes:

Registered Position Change

Registered Name Change

Uniform Number Assignments

Source: Rakuten 12/20/2018

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Yoshinao Kamata: Did You Know

Relationships & Family

2018

December 16 – The Rakuten Eagles announced that Kamata (25) filed marriage papers with a twenty-six-year-old woman from Gifu on December 16.

Source: Rakuten 12/16/2018, Daily Sports 12/16/2018, Sponichi 12/16/2018, Sanspo 12/16/2018

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[12/6/2018] Rakuten Eagles to add Jabari Blash

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.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/6/2018, Sponichi 12/6/2018

[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.

Source: Rakuten 12/7/2018, Sports Hochi 12/7/2018, Daily Sports 12/7/2018

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[12/6/2018] Rakuten Eagles to play two exhibition games against Lamigo Monkeys

The Rakuten Eagles announced that they are going to play two exhibition games against the CPBL Lamigo Monkeys next year in February/March.

Schedule

Source: Rakuten 12/5/2018

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[12/5/2018] Rakuten Eagles uniform number assignments

The Rakuten Eagles announced the following uniform numbers assignments:

Source: Rakuten 12/4/2018

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[12/3/2018] Rakuten Eagles reach agreement with Alan Busenitz

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.

Source: Rakuten 12/3/2018, Sanspo 12/3/2018, Jiji 12/3/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/3/2018, Sanspo 12/3/2018, Daily Sports 12/3/2018, Sponichi 12/3/2018

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[12/3/2018] Rakuten Eagles: Wheeler, Herrmann, Sung to return in 2019

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.

Source: Rakuten 12/3/2018, Rakuten 12/3/2018, Sanspo 12/3/2018

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[11/29/2018] Rakuten to send Yasunori Kikuchi to Hiroshima for Yuya Fukui

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.

Source: Rakuten 11/29/2018, Hiroshima 11/29/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/29/2018, Sports Hochi 11/29/2018, Daily Sports 11/29/2018

[UPDATE 12/6 @ 3:47pm]

The Eagles held a press conference for Fukui earlier today. He was assigned the uniform number 31.

Source: Rakuten 12/5/2018, Daily Sports 12/6/2018

[UPDATE 12/14 @ 2:17pm]

The Carp held a press conference for Kikuchi today. He was assigned the uniform number 59.

Source: Hiroshima 12/14/2018, Tokyo Sports 12/14/2018

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