Yagi, Ryosuke 八木 亮祐 (やぎ・りょうすけ)
Orix Buffaloes | #65 | P
Born: 09/28/1990 (age 28)
Height: 180cm
Weight: 78kg
Bats: L
Throws: L
Blood Type: O
Hometown: Aichi
Draft: 2008, 2nd Round
History: 享栄高-ヤクルト
Roster Changes: added 05/23/2016, removed 05/24/2016, added 08/23/2016, removed 09/03/2016

[7/17/2016] Yakult’s Ryosuke Yagi headed to Orix for Kazuki Kondo

The Orix Buffaloes and Yakult Swallows announced that they reached an agreement on a trade that will send Ryosuke Yagi to Orix for Kazuki Kondo.

The trade is expected to helps both teams fill holes on their roster: the Swallows were looking for extra options for their starting rotation while the Buffaloes were in need of a left-hander for their staff.

The Buffaloes will hold a press conference for Yagi on July 21. He has been assigned the uniform number 65.

Source: Yakult announcement, Orix announcement, Daily Sports 7/17/2016

[UPDATE 7/20 @ 10:51pm]

The Swallows held a press conference for Kondo today. He was assigned the uniform number 70.

Source: Yakult announcement

[UPDATE 7/21 @ 11:43pm]

The Buffaloes held a press conference for Yagi earlier today.

Source: Orix announcement



[5/24/2016] Ryosuke Yagi strikes out four in the first inning

Ryosuke Yagi recorded four strikeouts in the first inning against the Hanshin Tigers at Jingu Stadium tonight.

Yagi is the tenth pitcher in Central League history (eighteenth overall) to notch four strikeouts in one inning, first since Shingo Hirata on June 6, 2015, and second in franchise history, first since Donald Lemon on April 14, 2000.

Source: Daily Sports 5/24/2016, Sponichi 5/24/2016