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[10/12/2015] Rakuten Eagles: Makoto Moriyama to retire

by on Oct.12, 2015 @ 4:42 pm, under NPB
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The Rakuten Eagles announced that Makoto Moriyama has decided to retire. The Eagles released the following statement from Moriyama:

The 2013 Nippon Series is my best memory. I appreciate all the support I received, even though I came here from another team and didn't put up good numbers.

Source: official announcement

[UPDATE 10/12 @ 11:32pm]

Moriyama will remain in the organization as a Ni-gun outfield/base coach.

Source: Sponichi 10/12/2015

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Rakuten Eagles sign Tomoki Hoshino, Makoto Moriyama, and Hiroyuki Fukuyama

by on Nov.26, 2012 @ 4:14 pm, under NPB
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The Eagles officially announced today that they signed Tomoki HoshinoMakoto Moriyama, and Hiroyuki Fukuyama to contracts for the 2013.

Basic Information

Pos Player JPN Player ENG Age Prev Tm Uni Salary
P 星野 智樹 Hoshino, Tomoki 35 Seibu 25 10M
OF 森山  周 Moriyama, Makoto 31 Orix 0 10M
P 福山 博之 Fukuyama, Hiroyuki 23 Yokohama 64 6M

Source: official announcementNikkan Sports 11/26/2012Nikkan Sports 11/26/2012Nikkan Sports 11/26/2012, Daily Sports 11/26/2012

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11/10/2012: Masao Kida, Kyohei Odachi, Tomoki Hoshino

by on Nov.10, 2012 @ 10:42 pm, under NPB
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Masao Kida (44) topped out at 133km/h during his Twelve-Team Tryout outing on Friday.  He is open to signing with any of the twelve NPB teams and will consider going overseas if he gets an offer.  Source: Sports Hochi 11/10/2012

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Kyohei Odachi topped out at 144km/h hour and struck out two of the four batters he faced.  The Softbank Hawks could be interested.  Source: Sponichi 11/10/2012

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Tomoki Hoshino got all four batters he faced to hit into ground outs.  The Rakuten Eagles are looking for left-handed pitchers and are interested in Hoshino.  They are also looking into two players that did not attend the tryouts: Makoto Moriyama and Hiroyuki Fukuyama.  Both players will be given tryouts during fall camp.  Source: Nikkan Sports 11/10/2012

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Orix Senryokugai: Nine players including Nishikawa, Nagamine, Shibata, Arakane, Moriyama, Niwa

by on Oct.04, 2012 @ 4:31 pm, under NPB
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The Buffaloes announced that they informed the following nine players they will not be offered contracts for the 2013 season:

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Pos Name JPN Name ENG Age Status
P 西川 雅人 Nishikawa, Masato 30 Tryouts
P 長峰 昌司 Nagamine, Shoji 28 Tryouts
INF 柴田 亮輔 Shibata, Ryosuke 25 Undecided
OF 荒金 久雄 Arakane, Hisao 34 Undecided
OF 森山  周 Moriyama, Makoto 31 Tryouts
OF 丹羽 将弥 Niwa, Masaya 23 Tryouts
P 延江 大輔 Nobue, Daisuke 23 Tryouts
P 甲斐 拓哉 Kai, Takuya 21 Retirement
P 小林 賢司 Kobayashi, Kenji 27 Retirement

Source: official announcementDaily Sports 10/4/2012

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