Kajitani, Takayuki 梶谷 隆幸 (かじたに・たかゆき)
Yokohama Bay Stars | #3 | OF
Born: 08/27/1988 (age 29)
Height: 180cm
Weight: 85kg
Bats: L
Throws: R
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Shimane
Draft: 2006, High School 3rd Round
History: 開星高(甲)
Roster Changes: added 05/03/2016

[6/7/2018] Takayuki Kajitani taken off active roster

Takayuki Kajitani was taken off the active roster on June 7 with lower back pain.

Source: Sports Hochi 6/7/2018


[6/14/2017] Takayuki Kajitani tweaks wrist during BP

Takayuki Kajitani tweaked his left wrist during batting practice before last night’s game against the Chiba Lotte Marines. He was left out of the starting line-up. He is not expected to miss tonight’s game.

Source: Sanspo 6/14/2017

[UPDATE 6/14 @ 6:46pm]

Kajitani was left out of the starting line-up against tonight. He was apparently not quite ready to play. He might also sit out tomorrow’s game, depending on his condition. He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Daily Sports 6/14/2017, Sponichi 6/14/2017


[4/14/2017] Takayuki Kajitani misses game with leg tightness

Takayuki Kajitani did not play in tonight’s game against the Yakult Swallows because of tightness in his right hamstring. Kajitani told reporters he was concerned about the possibility of a more serious injury. He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Tokyo Sports 4/15/2017

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[3/14/2017] Takayuki Kajitani misses game with lower back discomfort

Takayuki Kajitani was scheduled to play in the Nippon Ham exhibition game on March 14, but was scratched from the line-up because he felt discomfort in his lower back during pre-game batting practice. His condition does not appear to be serious. He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Sanspo 3/14/2017, Daily Sports 3/14/2017

[UPDATE 3/16 @ 10:26pm]

Kajitani was not at the stadium for the game on March 15 because he stayed back at the team hotel for treatment. He also did not play today.

Source: Sanspo 3/16/2017

[UPDATE 3/20 @ 8:57pm]

Kajitani told reporters after the Softbank game on March 19 that he has a mild strained back. He is not new to back problems: he has strained his back before (maybe third time) and also has a slipped disc. He is taking batting practice and is playing catch at a distance of about thirty meters. He is slowly increasing his workload. He might be ready for the Seibu games this weekend (March 25, 26).

Source: Sanspo 3/20/2017

[UPDATE 3/22 @ 5:48pm]

Kajitani took live batting practice during practices before today’s game against Rakuten at Yokohama Stadium today. He was able to swing the bat at about fifty percent. He could be ready to return to the line-up on March 25 against Seibu.

Source: Daily Sports 3/22/2017


Takayuki Kajitani: Did You Know


September 28, 2017 vs Hanshin at Yokohama Stadium – Kajitani recorded his twentieth home run of the season off Atsushi Nomi in the seventh inning and became the third Yokohama player to join the 20/20 club (at least twenty home runs and at least twenty stolen bases). The other two: Keiichi Nagasaki in 1978 (21 home runs/27 stolen bases) and Takeshi Kuwata in 1959 (31 home runs/25 stolen bases) and 1961 (25 home runs/20 stolen bases)

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/29/2017



[10/10/2016] Takayuki Kajitani leaves game after taking pitch off left hand

Takayuki Kajitani was replaced by a pinch-runner during Monday’s First Stage game against the Yomiuri Giants after he took a pitch off his left hand, specifically the ring finger, in the first inning. He was later taken to a hospital in Tokyo for tests.

Source: Sanspo 10/10/2016, Sports Hochi 10/10/2016

[UPDATE 10/13 @ 8:31am]

Kajitani was diagnosed with a distal phalanx fracture fracture in his left ring finger.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/13/2016, Nikkan Sports 10/13/2016


[9/14/2016] Takayuki Kajitani involved in accident, no injuries

The Yokohama Bay Stars announced on September 13 that Takayuki Kajitani was involved in an accident that involved property damage.

The incident took place at around 22:00 on September 12 in a residential area in Kawasaki, Kanagawa. Kajitani was making a turn while backing up in his car when he hit a block wall belonging to a nearby house. He was not hurt in the accident.

The Bay Stars are planning to take measures to prevent similar accidents from happening in the future.

Source: Sanspo 9/14/2016Jiji Press 9/13/2016


[9/11/2016] Takayuki Kajitani scratched from line-up because of shoulder discomfort

Takayuki Kajitani was scheduled to make the starting line-up against the Chunichi Dragons today (right field batting sixth), but was dropped after he developed discomfort in his right shoulder during pre-game practices. He told reporters he felt a twinge and felt he would not be able to throw the ball properly. He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Daily Sports 9/11/2016, Sports Hochi 9/11/2016, Nikkan Sports 9/11/2016


[6/26/2016] Takayuki Kajitani misses game with lower back discomfort

Takayuki Kajitani was not available to play in today’s game against the Yomiuri Giants at Tokyo Dome because of discomfort in his lower back. He tweaked the area when he slid during yesterday’s game. Kajitani wanted to play, but he was given the day off as a precaution.

Source: Sports Hochi 6/26/2016


[4/26/2016] Takayuki Kajitani plays in first rehab game

Takayuki Kajitani (left side) played in his first rehab game at Ni-gun on April 26. He got the start in center and batted third against the Futures. He recorded a single through the left side in first inning and popped out to short in the third. His day ended after the inning. He did not have any fielding opportunities.

Kajitani tried to swing the bat at 100 percent, but later realized he was swinging at seventy to eighty percent. He is not worried about the injury anymore, but something might still be holding him back.

Source: Sanspo 4/26/2016