Masaki Minami got off to a slow start this year because of discomfort in his right shoulder. He joined the Ichi-gun team for practices at ZOZO Marine today and should be fine for the second-half of the season.
Minami pitched in nine Ni-gun games this year. He has allowed five runs (four earned) on six hits, including one home run, over nine innings of work. He has faced thirty-three hitters, walked seven, and struck out eleven. He has a 4.00 ERA and 1.44 WHIP with a K/9 of 11.00 and a BB/9 of 7.00.