The Nippon Ham Fighters and Yakult Swallows agreed on a trade. The Fighters will send twenty-seven-year-old Hirotoshi Takanashi and twenty-one-year-old Kengo Ota to the Swallows for twenty-nine-year-old Ryo Akiyoshi and twenty-seven-year-old Ryota Yachi.
[UPDATE 12/18 @ 10:44am]
The Fighters held a press conference for Akiyoshi and Yachi on December 17. They were assigned the uniform numbers 39 and 32, respectively.
Source: Nippon Ham 12/17/2018
[UPDATE 12/19 @ 1:09am]
The Swallows held a press conference for Takanashi and Ota on December 18. Takanashi was assigned the uniform number 14, Ota the number 46.
Source: Yakult 12/18/20180 Comments
Ryo Akiyoshi will be taken off the active roster with discomfort in his right shoulder.
Akiyoshi pitched in tonight’s (July 30) game against the Hanshin Tigers and felt the discomfort in his shoulder after he threw four pitches to Fumihito Haraguchi with runners on first and second and two out in the ninth inning.
Source: Sponichi 6/30/2017
[UPDATE 7/4 @ 11:43pm]
The Yakult Swallows announced today that Akiyoshi was diagnosed with a strain in his right subscapularis muscle (shoulder). He was taken off the active roster on June 1 and examined at a hospital (MRI) on the same day. He does not need surgery.
[UPDATE 8 /22 @ 4:25pm]
Akiyoshi pitched in his first rehab game at Ni-gun on August 20. He tossed a shutout inning and allowed two hits. He could pitch in at least two more Ni-gun rehab games this week. Assuming no problems, he could return to the active roster on August 29.
Source: Sanspo 8/22/2017
[UPDATE 8/29 @ 4:32pm]
Akiyoshi returned to the active roster today. He pitched in three rehab games and did not allow a run in three innings of work. He faced a total fourteen batters, gave up three hits, walked one, hit one, and struck out two.0 Comments
Ryo Akiyoshi canceled a bullpen session on February 17 because of tightness in his lower back. He threw sixty pitches in the bullpen today and told reporters he was now fine. He used a WBC baseball during the session.
Source: Sanspo 2/20/20170 Comments
The Yakult Swallows announced today that Ryo Akiyoshi’s wife gave birth to the couple’s second child, a boy weighing 3,520 grams, on January 22.0 Comments