The Hanshin Tigers announced today that Naomasa Yokawa had surgery to clean his right elbow at a hospital in Osaka.
Yokawa played in seventy-five games this season. But he had problems with his right elbow and was taken off the active roster on August 12. He returned to the active roster on August 28 and managed to finish out the season at Ichi-gun. He decided to have the surgery because he wants to be at 100 percent for next season.