Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 14, 2014

Eagles select Okubo as Hoshino's replacement

The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles said Tuesday they will appoint Hiromoto Okubo as new manger of the Pacific League club. The 47-year-old Okubo will move up from his role as farm team manager. He will succeed Senichi Hoshino, who last month announced that he would ...

Eagles skipper Hoshino returns to team

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jul 24, 2014

Eagles skipper Hoshino returns to team

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles manager Senichi Hoshino was back in uniform on Thursday for the first time in two months after having surgery. Hoshino, 67, took a leave of absence from the club in May and has since had surgery to repair a herniated disc ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jun 17, 2014

Eagles manager Hoshino starts physical rehab

The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles announced Tuesday that manager Senichi Hoshino has begun his rehabilitation following back surgery. Hoshino has been on a leave of absence since May 26. The team did not disclose when the surgery took place. The 67-year-old suffers from a condition ...

Norimoto tosses shutout against Giants

Baseball / Japanese Baseball May 28, 2014

Norimoto tosses shutout against Giants

Second-year right-hander Takahiro Norimoto sparkled in an interleague rematch of last year's Japan Series combatants, throwing a three-hitter as the Tohoku Rakuten Eagles defeated the Yomiuri Giants 4-0 on Wednesday. Norimoto (6-3) held the hosts hitless at Tokyo Dome for 5⅔ innings before Daisuke Nakai ...