Araki, Masahiro 荒木 雅博 (あらき・まさひろ)
Chunichi Dragons | #2 | INF
Born: 09/12/1977 (age 40)
Height: 180cm
Weight: 74kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Kumamoto
Draft: 1995, 1st Round
History: 熊本工高(甲)
Roster Changes: removed 08/27/2016, added 09/17/2016

[8/27/2016] Masahiro Araki to be taken off active roster

Masahiro Araki fouled a pitch off his left calf during a game against the Yokohama Bay Stars on August 7 and suffered a bruise. He aggravated it while playing defense in the second inning of Saturday’s game against the Hiroshima Carp at Nagoya Dome — he was replaced by Anderson Hernandez after Brad Eldred’s at bat. The Chunichi Dragons are planning to take him off the active roster.

Source: Sanspo 8/27/2016, Nikkan Sports 8/27/2016

[UPDATE 8/28 @ 9:24pm]

Araki aggravated both his left calf and his lower back (chronic). He was treated at a hospital after he was removed from Saturday’s game against the Carp. It is uncertain if he will be able to return to the active roster this season.

Source: Sponichi 8/28/2016


[8/7/2016] Masahiro Araki leaves game after fouling pitch off left leg

Masahiro Araki fouled a ball off the area under his left knee (perhaps the calf) during his second at bat in Sunday’s (August 7) game against the Yokohama Bay Stars at Yokohama Stadium. He was able to finish the at bat (flied out to left), but was replaced on defense in the bottom-half of the inning.

Araki told reporters he was planning to play the entire game, but was told after he returned to the dugout that he was going to be substituted.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/7/2016, Sanspo 8/7/2016