[11/20/2017] Yuya Hasegawa to have right ankle surgery

The media learned on November 19 that thirty-two-year-old Yuya Hasegawa will have surgery on his right ankle. He will most likely require about three months for a full recovery. It is uncertain if he will be ready for opening day.

Hasegawa initially hurt the ankle while sliding into home during a game in September 2014. He had surgery on the ankle after the season in December.

Source: Daily Sports 11/20/2017

[UPDATE 11/22 @ 1:04am]

The Softbank Hawks announced on November 21 that Hasegawa had surgery on his right ankle at a hospital in Fukuoka on November 20.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/21/2017, Daily Sports 11/21/2017

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