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Okamoto, Kazuma 岡本 和真 (おかもと・かずま)
Yomiuri Giants | #38 | INF
Born: 06/29/1996 (age 21)
Height: 185cm
Weight: 96kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Nara
Draft: 2014, 1st Round
History: 智弁学園高(甲)
Roster Changes: added 05/26/2016, removed 06/03/2016, added 10/09/2016
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[12/7/2017] Yomiuri Giants: uniform number changes

The Yomiuri Giants announced the following uniform number changes on December 7:

Source: Yomiuri 12/7/2017

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Kazuma Okamoto: Did You Know

2017

Okamoto’s uniform number will change from 38 to 25 for the 2018 season. He will become the thirtieth player in Yomiuri Giants history to wear the number.

Source: Sponichi 11/19/2017


Miscellaneous

Okamoto wanted to become a pastry chef when he was a child.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/4/2017

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[4/22/2017] Kazuma Okamoto taken off active roster on April 21

Kazuma Okamoto was taken off the active roster on April 21 because he was not feeling well due to a fever. He did not participate in Ni-gun practices on April 21 and instead rested.

Source: Sponichi 4/22/2017

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[1/1/2017] Kazuma Okamoto, Daisuke Nakai get married

The Yomiuri Giants announced today that Kazuma Okamoto (20) filed marriage papers with a twenty-two-year-old woman from Kanagawa on December 25, 2016.

Source: Daily Sports 1/1/2017, Sponichi 1/1/2017

The media learned on December 31 that Daisuke Nakai (27) filed marriage papers in Mie on January 1 with a twenty-eight-year-old woman living Tokyo.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/1/2017, Sponichi 1/1/2017

 

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[10/12/2016] Yomiuri Giants planning to send three players to play winter ball in Puerto Rico

The Yomiuri Giants are planning to send Kazuma Okamoto, Hayato Takagi, and Kentaro Taira to play winter ball in Puerto Rico. Plans will become official as soon as all the paperwork clears. The Giants are hoping the overseas experience will help push them up to the next level.

Source: Sponichi 10/12/2016

[UPDATE 10/26 @ 6:09pm]

The Giants announced today that Takagi, Taira, and Okamoto will be sent to Puerto Rico from October 27 until early- to mid-December. They will be working out with the Gigantes de Carolina. Whether or not they get playing time has not yet been determined.

Source: Yomiuri announcement

[UPDATE 10/28 @ 2:41am]

Takagi, Taira, Okamoto, and Ni-gun training coach Yushi Aida left for Puerto Rico out of Narita Airport on October 27.

Source: Sanspo 10/27/2016

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[7/29/2016] Kazuma Okamoto taking things slow after taking pitch off right calf

Kazuma Okamoto was hit by a pitch on his right calf during his at bat in the third inning of a Ni-gun game against Rakuten at Giants Stadium on July 27. He was out of the line-up again on July 28 and did not participate in practices. The Yomiuri Giants might have Okamoto take things slow for a while out of concern that it might turn into something more serious, like a strain.

Source: Sponichi 7/29/2016

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