Sho Iwasaki has not pitched in a game since April 1 due to problems with his right elbow. Sources close to the situation have told the media that doctors found loose cartilage in his elbow a few years ago. There is now a chance he will need surgery to treat the condition.
Iwasaki visited a hospital in Kanagawa for tests on April 5. He was taken off the active roster on April 9. The Softbank Hawks will wait to see if his condition improves with rest. If there is no change, he will most likely go under the knife.
[UPDATE 4/13 @ 12:49am]
The Hawks announced on April 12 that Iwasaki had surgery on his right elbow at a hospital in Kanagawa. He will most likely require about three months for a full recovery.0 Comments
September 26, 2017 vs Lotte at YafuOku Dome – Iwasaki set a new Softbank Hawks’ record by appearing in his seventy-second game of the year. The previous record of seventy-one was set by Tadashi Settsu in 2010. The Pacific League record of seventy-eight was set by Kazuhisa Inao in 1961. The NPB record of ninety was set by Tomoyuki Kubota in 2007.
Source: Daily Sports 9/26/20170 Comments