Nov 22, 2016

Eagles set to sign former Phillies pitcher Hermann

The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles have reached a basic agreement with Frank Herrmann, who pitched this year with the Philadelphia Phillies, sources said Tuesday. The signing of the 32-year-old right-hander is expected to be announced in the coming days. Herrman, a reliever out of ...

Eagles announce signing of hometown hurler Kishi

Nov 18, 2016

Eagles announce signing of hometown hurler Kishi

Free agent right-hander Takayuki Kishi came home on Friday, when he announced his signing with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. “Today, I have become a member of the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles,” the 31-year-old native of Sendai told a news conference at the club’s ...

Free agent Kishi to leave Lions to join Eagles

Nov 17, 2016

Free agent Kishi to leave Lions to join Eagles

Seibu Lions free agent pitcher Takayuki Kishi said Thursday he is going to join the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, a move that will take him back to his hometown of Sendai. Kishi met with Seibu senior director Hisanobu Watanabe and other officials the same ...

Marines top Eagles to lock up winning campaign

Oct 4, 2016

Marines top Eagles to lock up winning campaign

Pacific League batting leader Katsuya Kakunaka and 41-year-old veteran Kazuya Fukuura drove in one run each in the first inning as the Chiba Lotte Marines defeated the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 4-2 on Tuesday to secure a winning record this season. Daichi Suzuki had ...

Eagles pound Buffaloes

Sep 12, 2016

Eagles pound Buffaloes

Hiroaki Shimauchi drove in four runs and rookie shortstop Eigoro Mogi hit two solo homers to power the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles past the Orix Buffaloes 11-2 on Monday. At a rainy Kobo Miyagi Stadium, Shimauchi and Kazuya Fujita each hit a bases-loaded two-run ...

Nakagawa grand slam helps Eagles down Hawks

Sep 4, 2016

Nakagawa grand slam helps Eagles down Hawks

Taishi Nakagawa belted a first-inning grand slam and Wataru Karashima tossed seven shutout innings as the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles snapped their three-game losing streak with a 5-1 win on Sunday over the Pacific League-leading Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks. SoftBank’s Hiroki Yamada (1-1), pitching in ...