The Chunichi Dragons could send nineteen-year-old Shinnosuke Ogasawara to play winter ball in the Domican Republic later this year. The Dragons will make a final decision after they confirm his condition after the season and consider possible options for where he might be able to play.
Source: Nikkan Sports 9/26/20170 Comments
June 24, 2017 vs Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome – Ogasawara started the game and picked up the win. It was the second time he recorded a victory against the Giants before the age of twenty (two wins, three games, two starts). He is the first pitcher to accomplish the feat since Yoshinori (2008-2009), the first pitcher in franchise history since Shinji Imanaka (1990), and the first pitcher to win two games without suffering any losses against the Giants since Yutaka Enatsu (1967).
Source: Nikkan Sports 6/25/20170 Comments
Shinnosuke Ogasawara started a Ni-gun game against Softbank at Nagoya Stadium today. He gave up a run on three hits over six innings of work. He threw 100 pitches, struck out nine, and topped out at 145km/h. Chunichi beat Softbank 3-1.
Ogasawara pitched well early on and held Softbank to one infield hit through five innings. He gave up a run on a walk and a double to Munenori Kawasaki in the sixth.
On a side note: Kawasaki started at third (he moved to second in the fourth inning and was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning) and batted lead-off for Softbank. He went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI. He is expected to make the active roster in time for the Orix three-game series that begins on April 28.0 Comments
Shinnosuke Ogasawara will not be attending fall camp in Okinawa because of tightness in his left elbow.
Ogasawara was taken to a hospital in Aichi for tests after he complained of strong tightness in his left elbow. He has been shut down (no throwing) and will continue his training at Nagoya Stadium.
Ogaswara did a lot of throwing in the bullpen after the season. He threw a personal high 288 pitches during a session on October 12. He was working on a curveball at the time.
Source: Sports Hochi 10/23/2016
[UPDATE 10/26 @ 3:13am]
Ogasawara was taken to a hospital in Aichi for tests after fall practices on October 24. He is scheduled to discuss his progress with a team trainer on October 26.
Source: Nikkan Sports 10/25/2016
[UPDATE 10/27 @ 5:27am]
Ogasawara told reporters on October 26 that he will have surgery to remove loose cartilage from his left elbow in early November. He decided to have the procedure after he spoke to the coaching staff. The loose cartilage was first discovered in his left elbow when he was in high school.
Assuming no setbacks, he should be able to resume playing catch in January next year.
[UPDATE 11/1 @ 10:47pm]
The Dragons announced on November 1 that Ogasawara had surgery on his left elbow at a hospital Aichi. Assuming no setbacks, he should be able to resume playing catch in January.
Source: Sponichi 11/1/2016
[UPDATE 1/6 @ 11:40pm]
Ogasawara was examined at a hospital in Aichi earlier today to check on his progress. He is expected to resume playing catch on January 8.
[UPDATE 1/9 @ 9:50pm]
Ogasawara resumed playing catch on January 9. He played catch indoors at a distance of about fifteen meters. He threw the ball forty-five times. It was the first time he threw the ball in about two months.
[UPDATE 1/14 @ 6:01pm]
Ogasawara played catch at a distance of about twenty meters on January 13. He threw the ball sixty times.
Source: Sponichi 1/14/20170 Comments
Shinnosuke Ogasawara is not scheduled to participate in the Phoenix League this year. He will instead spend most of the fall running and strengthening his lower body.
Source: Nikkan Sports 9/28/20160 Comments
Shunsuke Ogasawara started a Ni-gun game against Hanshin at Koshien Stadium earlier today and picked up his first win after turning professional. He allowed three runs on six hits and four walks over 6.1 innings of work. He threw 123 pitches, struck out five, and topped out at 143km/h.0 Comments
First round draft pick Shinnosuke Ogasawara made his second start of the season at Ni-gun on April 3 and took the loss. He gave up five runs on four hits over 3.2 innings against Hiroshima. He threw eighty-six pitches.
Source: Sponichi 4/4/20160 Comments