Kataoka, Yasuyuki 片岡 治大 (かたおか・やすゆき)
Yomiuri Giants | #8 | INF
Born: 02/16/1983 (age 34)
Height: 176cm
Weight: 80kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: O
Hometown: Chiba
Draft: 2004, 3rd Round
History: 宇都宮学園高(甲)-東京ガス-西武
Roster Changes: removed 05/12/2016, added 06/23/2016, removed 06/27/2016, added 09/02/2016, removed 09/10/2016

[6/23/2017] Yasuyuki Kataoka begins outdoor batting practice

Yasuyuki Kataoka started taking live outdoor bating practice at Giants Stadium today. He swung the bat about fifty times and hit five over the fence. He told reporters he was still getting a feel for hitting and that it felt good to hit outdoors.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/23/2017

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[9/14/2016] Yasuyuki Kataoka to miss remaining season with hamate fracture

Yasuyuki Kataoka hurt his left hand when he fouled a pitch off as a pinch-hitter during a game against the Hiroshima Carp at Tokyo Dome on September 10. He was later examined and diagnosed with a fracture in his left hamate. He was taken off the active roster on September 11. He is expected to miss the rest of the season.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/14/2016

[UDPATE 9/14 @ 8:04pm]

The Yomiuri Giants announced today that Kataoka had surgery to remove bone fragments from his left wrist.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/14/2016


[6/28/2016] Yasuyuki Kataoka out with right leg injury

Yasuyuki Kataoka hurt his right leg during warm-ups today and was taken off the active roster. No specifics have been released, but the media did see him leave Tokyo Dome before tonight’s game with a limp.

Source: Daily Sports 6/28/2016, Tokyo Sports 6/28/2016