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[6/18/2013] Rakuten Eagles part ways with Lara, Polo

by on Jun.18, 2013 @ 6:59 pm, under NPB
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The Rakuten Eagles announced today that they released Ikusei players Edgar Lara and Rafael Polo.  According to the reports, the two players asked the team to terminate their contracts.

"This was a result of problems that stemmed from differences in living conditions and customs.  We considered their futures and decided to accept their request," said a team spokesperson.

The two players were signed to Ikusei deals after attending tryouts during fall camp last year.  The organization wanted them to get used to life in Japan and did not assign them an interpreter.  The two struggled to make the necessary adjustments.

Source: official announcement, Nikkan Sports 6/18/2013

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Rakuten Eagles officially announce Edgar Lara, Rafael Polo signings

by on Jan.07, 2013 @ 1:50 pm, under NPB
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The Rakuten Eagles officially announced the Edgar Lara (23) and Rafael Polo (19) signings.  Both players were signed to Ikusei contracts worth estimated 2.4 million yen plus three million in signing bonuses.  Lara was assigned the number 127, Polo the number 140.

Source: official announcement, Nikkan Sports 1/7/2013

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Rakuten Eagles to give Rafael Polo and Edgar Lara tryouts during fall camp

Rakuten Eagles to give Rafael Polo and Edgar Lara tryouts during fall camp

by on Nov.10, 2012 @ 9:36 am, under NPB
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According to a report by Nikkan Sports, the Rakuten Eagles are to give Rafael Polo (19) and Edgar Lara (23) tryouts during fall camp in Okayama.  The two players are scheduled to arrive in Japan today and will try to secure Ikusei contracts for the 2013 season.

"The best would be for [these kinds of players] to become a part of the Rakuten team, but if not that, then if they can at least gain what is necessary to make it to the majors in the future," said a team official.

The Eagles are hoping to become an organization foreign players will want to join to learn more about baseball.

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