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Akiyama, Takumi 秋山 拓巳 (あきやま・たくみ)
Hanshin Tigers | #46 | P
Born: 04/25/1991 (age 26)
Height: 188cm
Weight: 97kg
Bats: L
Throws: R
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Kagawa
Draft: 2009, 4th Round
History: 西条高(甲)
Roster Changes: added 05/30/2016, removed 06/04/2016, added 08/15/2016, removed 09/02/2016, added 09/15/2016, removed 09/16/2016
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[8/5/2017] Takumi Akiyama leaves start with hamstring tightness

Takumi Akiyama felt tightness in his right hamstring while pitching in the third inning of today’s game against the Yakult Swallows at Kyocera Dome. He was removed from the game and later examined at a hospital in Kobe. The Hanshin Tigers are expected to get results of his test some time on or after August 6.

Akiyama struck out the first two batters he faced in the third inning. He then walked Tomotaka Sakaguchi on nine pitches and called for a time out. Pitching coach Isao Koda and a team trainer visited him on the mound and pulled him from the game.

Source: Daily Sports 8/5/2017, Daily Sports 8/5/2017Sponichi 8/5/2017, Sponichi 8/5/2017Sanspo 8/5/2017

[UPDATE 8/6 @ 5:59pm]

Akiyama was able to participate in pre-game practices today. He played some catch and did some running. He did not experience any major issues. He will most likely remain with the team for the time being. The Tigers will closely monitor his progress.

Source: Daily Sports 8/6/2017

[UPDATE 8/7 @ 4:30pm]

If the Tigers feel Akiyama is okay, he could get a start during a three-game series against Yokohama at Yokohama that begins on August 11.

Source: Daily Sports 8/7/2017

[UPDATE 8/8 @ 5:18pm]

The Tigers decided to skip Akiyama once in the rotation and took him off the active roster on July 7.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/8/2017, Sanspo 8/8/2017

[UPDATE 8/9 @ 4:28pm]

Akiyama started his rehab at the Naruohama facilities on August 8. He played catch at a distance of about forty meters.

Source: Sanspo 8/9/2017, Daily Sports 8/9/2017

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Takumi Akiyama: Did You Know

Akiyama grew up a Yomiuri Giants’ fan. He lived in an area that only showed Giants games. He was a fan of Hideki Matsui and Koji Uehara.

Source: Daily Sports 12/15/2016


Milestones

August 28, 2017 – Akiyama blasted the first home run of his NPB career against the Chunichi Dragons at Nagoya Dome (fifty-first game, eighty-seventh plate appearance). He became the first Hanshin pitcher to hit a home run at Nagoya Dome.

Source: Daily Sports 8/18/2017

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[11/17/2016] Hanshin Tigers: uniform number changes

The Hanshin Tigers announced four uniform number changes today.

Source: Hanshin announcement

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[9/29/2016] Hanshin Tigers 2016 Farm MVPs

The Hanshin Tigers handed out their 2016 Farm MVPs before a practice game against Orix at Naruohama on September 28.

Pitcher

Takumi Akiyama
18 G, 9-2, 108 IP, 88 SO, 2.08 ERA

Position Player

Naomasa Yokawa
78 G, 92-for-306, 62 RBI, 14 HR, 45 RBI, 301 AVG

Source: Hanshin announcement

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