Mar 17, 2015

Eagles hurler Norimoto named Opening Day starter

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles right-hander Takahiro Norimoto will pitch his team’s Opening Day, manager Hiromoto Okubo said Tuesday. Norimoto, 24, will be the starting pitcher for the third straight year since his rookie season. He is only the second player since the start of ...

Mar 10, 2015

Eagles' Mickolio sidelined with disk hernia

Right-hander Kam Mickolio, who was expected to take over the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles’ closer role this year, has been diagnosed with a disk hernia that will require at least three months to heal, the team said Tuesday. The 205-cm Mickolio had complained of ...

McGehee at ease after trade to San Francisco

Feb 28, 2015

McGehee at ease after trade to San Francisco

MLB Casey McGehee has been everywhere on the baseball map. He played high school ball near Santa Cruz, California, played collegiately at Fresno State and then began a tour that took him to Chicago (Cubs), Milwaukee (Brewers), Pittsburgh (Pirates), New York (Yankees), Japan (Tohoku ...

Jan 8, 2015

Ex-Pirates infielder Sanchez joins Eagles

Former Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Gaby Sanchez will join the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles for the 2015 season. Sanchez was not offered a contract by the Pirates and has agreed to a one-year contract with the Eagles, the team announced Thursday on its website. The ...

Dec 17, 2014

Eagles reach agreement in principle with Sanchez

The Pacific League’s Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles have reached an agreement in principle with 31-year-old first baseman Gaby Sanchez, managing director Hiroshi Abei revealed Wednesday. The one-year deal is for an estimated $2.5 million (roughly ¥290 million) with additional performance-based incentives. The deal is ...