Kaneda, Kazuyuki 金田 和之 (かねだ・かずゆき)
Orix Buffaloes | #58 | P
Born: 09/17/1990 (age 29)
Height: 184cm
Weight: 86kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: O
Hometown: Kagoshima
Draft: 2012, 5th Round
History: 都城商高-大院大-阪神
Roster Changes: added 03/30/2016, removed 04/09/2016, added 08/27/2016, removed 09/07/2016, added 09/21/2016

[2/23/2017] Kazuyuki Kaneda out with finger inflammation

Kazuyuki Kaneda started feeling pain in his right middle finger around February 21. He was examined at a hospital in Miyazaki on February 22 and diagnosed with inflammation in the finger. He was reassigned to the Ni-gun team today. There is no timetable on his return. He will not be doing any throwing for the time being.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/23/2017


[12/15/2016] Yoshio Itoi Compensation: Kazuyuki Kaneda

According to a report by Nikkan Sports, the Orix Buffaloes have selected twenty-six-year-old Kazuyuki Kaneda as part of their compensation for losing Yoshio Itoi to the Hanshin Tigers. An official announcement is expected on December 16.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/15/2016

[UPDATE 12/16 @ 10:11pm]

The Buffaloes and Tigers announced today that Kaneda was selected as compensation. The Tigers will also pay the Buffaloes 40% of Itoi’s 2016 salary (about 112 million yen).

Source: Hanshin announcement, Orix announcement, Daily Sports 12/16/2016

[UPDATE 12/19 @ 6:05pm]

Kaneda was assigned the uniform number 58.

Source: Daily Sports 12/19/2016

[UPDATE 12/26 @ 10:13pm]

The Buffaloes held a press conference for Kaneda earlier today.

Source: Orix announcement