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Keiichi Yabu signs a deal with the Rakuten Eagles

by on Jul.31, 2010 @ 6:35 am, under NPB

8/1/2010 9:32am JST

Yabu's deal is worth 10M yen and runs through to the end of the season.  He also apparently hit 144km/h on the radar gun during a situational game on the 30th.  The Eagles are ultimately hoping they'll be able to use him for 1-2 inning middle relief innings.

7/31/2010 3:12pm JST

It's official: the Eagles have made the announcement.  They also assigned Yabu the number 64.

6:35am JST

It would appear as though Keiichi Yabu has signed a deal with the Rakuten Eagles and that an announcement is forthcoming.

Incidentally, his tryouts took place over two days (29th and 30th).