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[12/5/2014] Rakuten Eagles finalize deal with Zelous Wheeler

by on Dec.05, 2014 @ 2:27 pm, under NPB

The Rakuten Eagles announced today that they agreed to terms with twenty-seven-year-old infielder Zelous Wheeler. He was assigned the uniform number 40. Nikkan Sports is reporting that the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated fifty million yen.

The Eagles posted the following comment from Wheeler:

I am grateful for this wonderful opportunity. Playing in Japan with Rakuten will be a new challenge and will mark the start of a new part of my baseball career. I am looking forward to playing in Japan and meeting the Rakuten fans. I will do my best to help the team win a championship.

Source: official announcement, Nikkan Sports 12/5/2014

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