August 7 – Kondo announced on August 6 that he filed marriage papers with a twenty-six-year-old woman from Shizuoka on July 30. They are planning to hold a ceremony in December.0 Comments
The Chunichi Dragons announced that they added Ikusei player Hiroki Kondo to their seventy-man roster. His uniform number will change from 213 to 67. According to media reports, he agreed to a salary of 4.4 million yen with a five million yen signing bonus (estimates).0 Comments
The Chunichi Dragons are planning to add Ikusei player Hiroki Kondo to their seventy-man roster within the next few days.
Kondo batted .279 and hit three home runs and recorded ten RBI in March/April. He slowed down a bit after he dislocated his left acromioclavicular joint (shoulder) in May, but the Dragons feel he deserves a spot on the active roster because he has shown positive growth.
Source: Daily Sports 7/13/2016