The Yokohama Bay Stars announced today that Takayuki Kajitani had surgery to clean his right shoulder at a hospital in Yokohama.
Kajitani suffered a fracture in his right ulna after he was hit by a pitch during a game against the Yomiuri Giants on August 1. He may have decided to have surgery on his shoulder after realizing his chances for a return from the fracture this season were low.
[UPDATE 1/21/2019 @ 11:25am]
Kajitani is hoping to be in game-shape by early March. He recently played catch at a distance of about sixty meters.
Source: Sponichi 1/21/20190 Comments
Takayuki Kajitani was hit by a pitch near his right wrist during his first at bat in the second inning against the Yomiuri Giants on August 1. He was taken out of the game as a precaution and will be examined at a hospital. The Yokohama Bay Stars are planning to taken him off the active roster on August 2 because of pain and swelling.
[UPDATE 8/3 @ 5:21am]
Kajitani was examined at a hospital in Yokohama on August 2 and diagnosed with a fracture in his right ulna. He was taken off the active roster on the same day. Alex Ramirez told reporters he was uncertain how long Kajitani will be out and that he did not require surgery.0 Comments
Takayuki Kajitani was taken off the active roster on June 7 with lower back pain.
Source: Sports Hochi 6/7/20180 Comments
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.0 Comments
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 4/15/2017One Comment
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.
[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 3/22/20170 Comments
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
Relationships and Family
December 29 – The media learned on December 28 that Kajitani filed marriage papers with a woman earlier this month.
Source: Sponichi 12/29/2018
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.
[UPDATE 10/13 @ 8:31am]
Kajitani was diagnosed with a distal phalanx fracture fracture in his left ring finger.0 Comments
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.0 Comments
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.0 Comments