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Motohiro Shima to take over as next player rep for Eagles?

by on Oct.10, 2010 @ 6:19 pm, under NPB

It seems there's a good chance Motohiro Shima will become the Rakuten Eagles' next player rep (4th in franchise history).

Hisashi Iwakuma held the position for the last two seasons and will be posted to the Majors during the off-season.  Assuming he actually leaves, the team will need to find a replacement for him, and so far, Shima appears to be the strongest candidate -- many of the players seem to mention him as their candidate, including Takeshi Yamasaki.