Thirty-one-year-old Kenji Akashi earned his domestic free agent option today with eight years of service time on the active roster.0 Comments
Kenji Akashi crashed into teammate Shuhei Fukuda during infield workouts on February 12 and tweaked his neck. He resumed batting practice on February 15. He told reporters his neck felt better and that he was fine.0 Comments
The Softbank Hawks announced the following uniform number changes on December 14:
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Kenji Akashi was taken off the active roster on March 28 because of pain in his right shoulder. He has only played in a handful of Ni-gun games because his shoulder has been slow to recover (his last official Ni-gun game was on April 24). He is scheduled to resume playing at Ni-gun during an upcoming two-game Chunichi series that begins on July 11.
Source: Nikkan Sports 7/10/20160 Comments