Ota, Taishi 大田 泰示 (おおた・たいし)
Nippon Ham Fighters | #33 | OF
Born: 06/08/1990 (age 29)
Height: 188cm
Weight: 95kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: O
Hometown: Hiroshima
Draft: 2008, 1st Round
History: 東海大相模高-巨人
Roster Changes: removed 04/25/2016, added 05/06/2016, removed 08/08/2016, added 09/10/2016, removed 09/26/2016

[12/27/2018] Nippon Ham Fighters Uniform Number Assignments

The Nippon Ham Fighters announced the following uniform number assignments:

Source: Nippon Ham 12/27/2018


[7/9/2018] Taishi Ota suffers fracture in left hand

Taishi Ota was hit by a pitch on his left hand during the sixth inning of a game against the Chiba Lotte Marines at ZOZO Marine on July 8. He was taken out of the game and examined at a hospital in Tokyo on the same day. The Nippon Ham Fighters announced on July 9 that Ota was diagnosed with a fracture in the fifth metacarpal on his left hand. He will most likely require three to four weeks for a full recovery.

Source: Nippon Ham 7/9/2018, Nikkan Sports 7/9/2018, Sponichi 7/9/2018, Daily Sports 7/9/2018


[8/30/2017] Taishi Ota day-to-day with neck pain

Taishi Ota hurt his neck (mild whiplash) while playing defense (attempted a diving catch) during a game against the Rakuten Eagles on August 27. He also has some discomfort in his left shoulder.

Ota was left out of the starting line-up on August 29, but the game was rained out. He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Hokkaido Shimbun 8/30/2017Nikkan Sports 8/30/2017


[7/7/2017] Taishi Ota left out of the starting line-up with leg tightness

Taishi Ota developed a cramp in his left calf while running the bases in the bottom of the third inning of a game against the Seibu Lions on July 6. He was replaced on defense in the top of the fourth inning as a precaution.

Ota was left out of the starting line-up against the Softbank Hawks at Sapporo Dome on July 7 because he still had some tightness in the leg.

Source: Sponichi 7/7/2017Nikkan Sports 7/7/2017


[4/20/2017] Ni-gun game notes for Yuki Saito, Sho Nakata, Taishi Ota

The Ni-gun Nippon Ham Fighters played the Ni-gun Yakult Swallows at Toda earlier today and recorded a 4-1 victory. Of note:

Source: Daily Sports 4/20/2017, Nikkan Sports 4/20/2017, Sports Hochi 4/20/2017, Sports Hochi 4/20/2017, Daily Sports 4/20/2017, Sports Hochi 4/20/2017, Nikkan Sports 4/20/2017


[3/4/2017] Taishi Ota leaves game with pain in left side

Taishi Ota hurt his left side during tonight’s game against the Yomiuri Giants at Sapporo Dome. Ota suffered the injury when he grounded out to second in the eighth inning as a pinch-hitter. He will be taken to a hospital for tests on March 6. He will be sent down to Ni-gun to recover.

Ota had been feeling some discomfort in his left side since spring camp and was being careful not to aggravate it.

Source: Sponichi 3/4/2017, Sports Hochi 3/4/2017

[UPDATE 3/6 @ 11:14pm]

Ota was examined at a hospital in Sapporo today. An MRI revealed a contusion on his left abdominal oblique muscle. He will probably need about four weeks for a full recovery.

Source: Tokyo Sports 3/6/2017, Nikkan Sports 3/6/2017, Sports Hochi 3/6/2017, Daily Sports 3/6/2017, Sponichi 3/6/2017

[UPDATE 3/11 @ 2:27am]

Ota resumed light workouts at the Kamagaya facilities on March 10.

Source: Sports Hochi 3/10/2017

[UPDATE 4/5 @ 7:15pm]

Ota is set to join regular practices on April 15. Assuming no setbacks, he might be ready to play in a Ni-gun rehab game some time before the end of the month.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/5/2017, Sports Hochi 4/5/2017

[UPDATE 4/19 @ 6:27pm]

Ota is slated to play in his first Ni-gun a rehab game on April 20 against Yakult at Toda.

Source: Sports Hochi 4/19/2017


[2/22/2017] Taishi Ota to play in practice game on February 23

Taishi Ota did not play in the Rakuten practice game on February 21 because the Nippon Ham Fighters wanted to rest him. He is expected to play in a practice game against Hanwha on February 23.

Source: Sanspo 2/22/2017


[11/23/2016] Nippon Ham Fighters: uniform number assignments

The Nippon Ham Fighters announced the following uniform number assignments today:

Source: Nippon Ham announcement


Taishi Ota: Did You Know

The Yomiuri Giants included Taishi Ota in a trade with the Nippon Ham Fighters on November 2. But did you know that the Giants once tried to include Ota in a trade for Hiroshima’s Tomohiro Abe? There were also talks about a trade to Yokohama in 2013 that included Yoshitomo Tsutsugo.

Source: ZakZak 11/3/2016, Tokyo Sports 11/3/2016


[11/1/2016] Trade: Yomiuri sends Ota, Kumon to Nippon Ham for Yoshikawa, Ishikawa

The media learned today that the Yomiuri Giants and Nippon Ham Fighters agree on a two-for-two player trade. The Giants will send twenty-six-year-old Taishi Ota and twenty-four-year-old Katsuhiko Kumon to the Fighters for twenty-eight-year-old Mitsuo Yoshikawa and twenty-three-year-old Shingo Ishikawa.

Source: Tokyo Sports 11/2/2016, Sports Hochi 11/2/2016

[UPDATE 11/2 @ 5:43pm]

Both teams posted official announcements about the trade.

According to Tokyo Sports, the Giants have already assigned uniform numbers and made adjustments to current assignments.

Source: Yomiuri announcement, Nippon Ham announcement, Tokyo Sports 11/2/2016