Arai, Takahiro 新井 貴浩 (あらい・たかひろ)
Hiroshima Carp | #25 | INF
Born: 01/29/1977 (age 42)
Height: 189cm
Weight: 102kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: B
Hometown: Hiroshima
Draft: 1998, 6th Round
History: 広島工高-駒大-広島-阪神
Roster Changes: removed 10/01/2016, added 10/11/2016

[3/23/2018] Takahiro Arai to miss opening day with calf strain

Takahiro Arai hurt his left calf while running during practices on March 21. He was examined at a hospital in Hiroshima on March 22. The Hiroshima Carp announced today that the veteran was diagnosed with a strain in his left gastrocnemius muscle. He will not be ready for opening day.

Source: Daily Sports 3/23/2018, Sponichi 3/23/2018, Nikkan Sports 3/23/2018


[10/5/2017] Takahiro Arai misses practices with tonsillitis

Takahiro Arai missed practices on October 5 because he was not feeling well. He was taken to a hospital in Hiroshima for tests and diagnosed with tonsillitis.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/5/2017

[UPDATE 10/9 @ 9:12pm]

Arai resumed workouts at the indoor training facilities at Mazda Stadium today.

Source: Daily Sports 10/9/2017


[6/28/2017] Takahiro Arai takes batted ball off elbow

Takahiro Arai was hit by a ball during pre-game practice today. He was running the bases when a batted ball struck him near the left elbow.

Arai told the media he was okay as he left the field. He later got into a taxi with a support brace on his elbow. He returned to the stadium after the start of tonight’s game without the brace and told reporters he was fine and that they should talk to the team trainer.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/28/2017, Nikkan Sports 6/28/2017Tokyo Sports 6/28/2017, Daily Sports 6/28/2017

[UPDATE 6/29 @ 12:21am]

Arai was examined at a hospital in Yokohama and diagnosed with a bruise on his left elbow joint. He feels he should be okay to play on June 30 (there is no game on June 29).

Source: Daily Sports 6/28/2017, Sports Hochi 6/28/2017


[3/23/2017] Takahiro Arai missed a few games with bruised knee

Takahiro Arai missed four games after he banged his right knee on the ground while playing defense during a game against Rakuten on March 15. He returned to the line-up on March 22 against Orix and went 1-for-2 with a walk and a double.

Source: Sponichi 3/23/2017