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[2/28/2014] Rakuten Eagles News and Notes

by on Mar.01, 2014 @ 5:56 am, under NPB

Quick Notes

  • 1st round draft pick Yuki Matsui struggled with his allergies on Thursday.  Source: Daily Sports 2/28/2014
  • Andruw Jones took some fielding practice in left on Friday.  He is expected to play the outfield on Saturday against Softbank.  Source: Nikkan Sports 2/28/2014
  • Kevin Youkilis is a Starbucks fan.  There were none in Kumejima, but he did spot one near the team hotel in Miyazaki.  He woke up early to grab some before a practice game on Thursday, but the store was not open yet.  Source: Sponichi 2/28/2014 ... The downloadable calendar for March features Youkilis.

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Loek Van Mil's practice game outing on Thursday was cut short because of tightness in his right forearm.  The Eagles were planning to sign Van Mil to an Ikusei contract before adding him to the seventy-man roster ahead of the start of the regular season, but will now likely wait to see how the arm is doing before finalizing their decision.

Source: Sponichi 2/28/2014