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Rakuten Eagles: March 22, 2012

by on Mar.23, 2012 @ 4:16 am, under NPB

Shintaro Masuda knocked out a three-run homer against the Ni-gun Chiba Lotte Marines on Thursday.  Masuda was promoted to Ichi-gun on March 16 and demoted on March 20 for more work at Ni-gun.


Pitching coach Yoshinori Sato told reporters that the team will probably add Jim Heuser to the 70-man roster because they will most likely need another left-handed option out of the bullpen.


The Eagles announced on Thursday that actress Hikaru Asami will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch on April 5.