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Rakuten to hold press conference for Hoshino next week?

by on Oct.22, 2010 @ 4:30 am, under NPB

According to Sponichi, the Rakuten Eagles may be ready to make an official announcement about signing Senichi Hoshino to a contract some time early next week.  That would then put the club in line to hold a press conference for Hoshino on the 27th.

Appearing on Nippon TV's ZERO (evening news show) on Thursday night, Hoshino also said that an outline for a contract was already in place.  Hoshino also said that he asked the Eagles to hire Koichi Tabuchi as head coach / batting coach (which is something the Eagles were already planning).