Thirty-four-year-old Kazuki Yoshimi considered using the domestic free agent option he earned this season, but ultimately opted to stay with the Chunichi Dragons after multiple discussions with team officials. He spoke to the press on November 25 after formally signing a new contract. According to various reports, Yoshimi may have agreed to a two-year deal worth an estimated 180 million yen.0 Comments
Thirty-three-year-old Kazuki Yoshimi earned his domestic free agent option today with eight years of service time on the active roster. Yoshimi told reporters he was not planning to exercise the option.0 Comments
Kazuki Yoshimi started having problems with his lower back during a start against the Yomiuri Giants on August 22. The back was apparently still causing him some problems during his start against the Yokohama Bay Stars tonight. The Chunichi Dragons are expected to take Yoshimi off the active roster tomorrow.
Source: Nikkan Sports 8/29/20170 Comments
Yoshimi has served up two grand slams over his career:
Source: Sponichi 8/29/20170 Comments
Kazuki Yoshimi left the mound for treatment against the Yomiuri Giants at Nagoya Dome on July 18 after he walked Daikan Yoh with a runner on second and two out in the sixth inning. He did not return and was replaced by Ryuya Ogawa.
The media later learned Yoshimi was taken out of the game because of a painful blister on his right big toe. He is not expected to miss his next start.
Source: Nikkan Sports 7/18/20170 Comments
Kazuki Yoshimi is set to start Wednesday’s game against the Hanshin Tigers. His last three starts were on a Tuesday. He was given an extra day of rest and his next start will come on a Wednesday. The change in schedule will give Yoshimi one start against the Hiroshima Carp (September 7) and three starts against the Yomiuri Giants (September 14, 21, 28) next month.
Against the Giants this year: 3 G, 1-1, 21.0 IP, 17 H, 13 SO, 3 BB, 1.29 ERA, 0.95 WHIP.
Source: Sponichi 8/30/20160 Comments
Kazuki Yoshimi had surgery on his right elbow for the fifth time in his career last fall. He got at least ten days of rest for his first four starts of the season out of concern for the elbow, but on Sunday, he took the mound against the Yomiuri Giants on six days of rest. He threw eighty-two pitches over five innings and picked up his first win since May 9, 2015. Assuming no issues, he will most likely shift over to a schedule of starts on six days of rest.
Source: Sponichi 5/23/20160 Comments
Hitoki Iwase and Kazuki Yoshimi joined the Ichi-gun team for workouts at Nagoya Dome on April 4.
Iwase is looking to make his first Ichi-gun appearance since August 6, 2014. He told reporters he felt good and was able to throw. He could be added to the active roster on April 5.
Yoshimi had surgery on his right elbow in October last year. He told head coach Shigekazu Mori that he was ready to play. He could start an Ichi-gun game at Nagoya Dome on either April 9 or 10 (both games against the Giants).0 Comments