Kubo, Yuya 久保 裕也 (くぼ・ゆうや)
Rakuten Eagles | #91 | P
Born: 05/22/1980 (age 39)
Height: 177cm
Weight: 78kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: B
Hometown: Fukuoka
Draft: 2002, Jiyuu
History: 沖学園高-東海大-巨人-DeNA
Roster Changes: added 07/04/2016, removed 08/14/2016

[5/5/2018] Rakuten Eagles add Yuya Kubo to seventy-man roster

The Rakuten Eagles announced today that they added Ikusei pitcher Yuya Kubo to their seventy-man roster. His uniform number will change from 091 to 91. His salary will not change (fifteen million yen).

Kubo pitched in twelve Ni-gun games this season and was 1-2 with a 3.86 ERA over 11.2 innings of work.

Source: Rakuten 5/5/2018, Sanspo 5/5/2018, Daily Sports 5/5/2018, Sponichi 5/5/2018, Nikkan Sports 5/5/2018, Sports Hochi 5/5/2018


[11/17/2017] Rakuten Eagles sign five to Ikusei contracts

The Rakuten Eagles announced that they signed the following players to Ikusei contracts:

Pos   Name JPN Name ENG Uni Salary
P * 横山 貴明 Yokoyama, Takaaki 054 5.90M
P + 石橋 良太 Ishibashi, Ryota 028 7.00M
P + 久保 裕也 Kubo, Yuya 091 15.00M
P + 宮川 将 Miyagawa, Sho 121 7.00M
P + 入野 貴大 Irino, Takahiro 124 5.50M

All salaries are estimates.

* released as Ikusei and signed as Ikusei.
+ senryokugaied and signed as Ikusei.

Source: Rakuten 11/17/2017


[9/9/2017] Yuya Kubo taken off active roster

Yuya Kubo was taken off the active roster today because he might have a blood circulation problem in his right fingers. He is expected to get tested at a hospital shortly.

Kubo complained of numbness in his right fingers after his last outing on September 7 against Nippon Ham at Tokyo Dome.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/9/2017

[UPDATE 9/14 @ 8:03am]

Kubo was examined at a hospital and diagnosed with decreased blood flow in the fourth and fifth fingers of his right hand. Since the condition is temporary, there will be no need for surgery.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/13/2017

[UPDATE 10/10 @ 12:26am]

The media learned on October 8 that Kubo is expected to have surgery to treat the blood flow condition in his fourth and fifth fingers. Kubo apprently decided to go under the knife because his recovery was taking longer than expected.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/9/2017


[2/16/2017] Rakuten Eagles add thirty-six-year-old Yuya Kubo

Thirty-six-year-old Yuya Kubo passed his tryout with the Rakuten Eagles. He was informed of the good news after he pitched a shutout inning in relief during a practice game against Hanwha earlier today.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/16/2017, Tokyo Sports 2/16/2017

[UPDATE 2/17 @ 6:42pm]

The Eagles announced today that they reached an agreement with Kubo. He was assigned the uniform number 91.

Source: Rakuten 2/17/2017

[UPDATE 2/17 @ 9:00pm]

According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a contract worth six million yen.

Source: Daily Sports 2/17/2017


[2/12/2017] Rakuten Eagles to give Yuya Kubo a tryout

The Rakuten Eagles announced today that they are going to give thirty-six-year-old Yuya Kubo a tryout during practices at Kincho Baseball Stadium in Okinawa between February 13 (Mon) and 16 (Thu).

Kubo started his professional career with the Yomiuri Giants out of Takai University. He remained in the organization until his release after the 2015 season. He signed a contract with the Yokohama Bay Stars and was again released after the season. Kubo attended the twelve team tryout in November last year and recorded two strikeouts and allowed one single.

Source: Rakuten 2/12/2017


[12/18/2016] Rakuten Eagles could give Yuya Kubo a tryout

The Rakuten Eagles are thinking about giving Yokohama senryokugai Yuya Kubo (36) a tryout during spring camp next year. Kubo wants to keep playing and participated in the twelve team tryouts last month. He struck out two of the three batters he faced and topped out at 136km/h.

Source: Sports Hochi 12/18/2016


[7/18/2016] Yuya Kubo earns domestic FA option

Yuya Kubo earned his domestic FA option on July 17 with eight years of service time on the active roster.

Source: Sponichi 7/18/2016