Takero Okajima: Did You Know

Miscellaneous

2017

The Rakuten Eagles are thinking about using Okajima as an emergency back-up catcher in 2018. Okajima was drafted as a catcher in 2011 and started playing the outfield in 2013. His registered position was changed to outfielder in January 2014.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/22/2017, Sanspo 11/22/2017


Milestones

2018

May 18 vs Softbank at Rakuten Seimei – Okajima recorded the fifth walk-off (including non-hits like sac flies, walks, and ground outs) of his career, first since May 3, 2016.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/18/2018

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