Eagles manager Masataka Nashida steps down

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jun 16, 2018

Eagles manager Masataka Nashida steps down

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles manager Masataka Nashida has resigned to take responsibility for the team's poor performance, the Pacific League ballclub announced Saturday. The 64-year-old, who took the helm in 2016, handed in his resignation after Rakuten's 2-1 loss to the Hanshin Tigers the same ...

Eagles acquire infielder Cruz from Giants

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jul 26, 2017

Eagles acquire infielder Cruz from Giants

The Pacific League-leading Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles on Wednesday bolstered their middle infield by purchasing Luis Cruz from the Central League's Yomiuri Giants. The 33-year-old Mexican was in his second season with Yomiuri after spending two years with the PL's Chiba Lotte Marines. Cruz, who ...