Nakashima, Takuya 中島 卓也 (なかしま・たくや)
Nippon Ham Fighters | #9 | INF
Born: 01/10/1991 (age 28)
Height: 176cm
Weight: 73kg
Bats: L
Throws: R
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Fukuoka
Draft: 2008, 5th Round
History: 福岡工高
Roster Changes: removed 09/30/2016, added 10/11/2016

[6/24/2018] Takuya Nakashima out ten days to two weeks

The Nippon Ham Fighters announced on June 24 that Takuya Nakashima was examined at a hospital in Sendai and diagnosed with a strain in his left quadriceps muscle on June 23. He will most likely require ten days to two weeks for a full recovery. Nakashima will be taken off the active roster on June 25 and will report to the Kamagaya facilities on June 26.

Nakashima has not played in a game since he was pulled early against Rakuten on June 22.

Source: Daily Sports 6/24/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/24/2018, Sponichi 6/24/2018, Sanspo 6/24/2018, Sports Hochi 6/24/2018


[11/18/2017] Takuya Nakashima to take over as new Fighters chief player rep

Takuya Nakashima will be named the next chief player representative for the Nippon Ham Fighters. He will be taking over for Shota Ono. An announcement will be made before the end of the month.

Source: Sponichi 11/18/2017, Sports Hochi 11/18/2017

[UPDATE 11/29 @ 1:43am]

Nakashima was officially named the new Fighters chief player representative on November 27.

Source: Sanspo 11/28/2017


[8/28/2017] Takuya Nakashima out with strained right side

Takuya Nakashima felt pain in his right side during practices before a Rakuten game at Kobo Park on August 27. He was examined at a hospital in Sapporo today and diagnosed with a second degree strain on his right internal oblique muscle. He will require about four weeks for a full recovery.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/28/2017, Sponichi 8/28/2017, Nikkan Sports 8/28/2017


Takuya Nakashima: Did You Know



July 30 vs Softbank at YafuOku Dome – Nakashima hit a home run off Shota Takeda in the sixth inning. It was the first home run of his professional career (2287th plate appearance). He is the first player in NPB history to record their first home run after recording 2,000 or more plate appearances.

Nakashima, Yoshifumi Okada, and Takashi Kusaka are the only players in NPB history with 2,000 or more plate appearances and one or fewer home runs.

Source: Sponichi 7/31/2017


May 12 vs Softbank at YafuOku Dome – Nakashima hit a grand slam off Rick VandenHurk in the second inning. It was just the second home run of his career.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/12/2018, Daily Sports 5/12/2018

June 15 vs Yakult at Sapporo Dome – Nakashima laid down a sac bunt in the seventh inning and became the forty-first player in NPB history to reach 200 career sac hits.

Source: Sports Hochi 6/15/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/15/2018

August 7 vs Rakuten at Sapporo Dome – Nakashima recorded the second five-hit game of his career (single to left in the third, single to center in the fifth, single to right in the seventh, RBI single to right in the ninth, and single to center in the twelfth). He notched his first five-hit game (5-for-6) on May 21, 2015 against Rakuten.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/8/2018, Sponichi 8/8/2018, Nikkan Sports 8/8/2018



Nakashima went on the first fast (three days) of his life during the winter.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/19/2017


[5/6/2017] Takuya Nakashima taken off active roster

Takuya Nakashima hurt his left foot while running the bases during Friday’s (May 5) game against the Orix Buffaloes. He was examined at a hospital in Osaka today (x-rays, CT scan, MRI) and diagnosed with calcaneal bursitis (heal). He will most likely require two to three weeks for a full recovery.

Source: Daily Sports 5/6/2017, Sports Hochi 5/6/2017, Nikkan Sports 5/6/2017, Sponichi 5/6/2017

[UPDATE 5/13 @ 2:16am]

Nakashima started rehabbing at the Kamagaya facilities on May 11.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/12/2017

[UPDATE 5/20 @ 4:50pm]

Nakashima added outdoor catch and indoor live batting practice to his workouts on May 19.

Source: Sponichi 5/20/2017

[UPDATE 5/28 @ 12:42am]

Nakashima took infield grounders outdoors on May 27 for the first time since he got hurt. He is slated to begin base-running practices with cleats on May 28. If everything is okay, he will join the Ni-gun team on May 30 and participate in pre-game fielding practice.

Source: Sponichi 5/27/2017


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[5/5/2017] Nakashima and Kondo leave game early

Takuya Nakashima and Kensuke Kondo both left the Orix game on May 5 early.

Nakashima hit a grounder to short in the top of the ninth and lost his balance when he was tagged on the back by Orix first baseman Eiichi Koyano. He grimaced, but was able to walk without any assistance. He did not return to the field in the bottom of the inning.

Kondo tweaked his leg during his at bat in the seventh inning (he limped his way back to the dugout after he grounded out to short). He was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the eighth.

Source: Sponichi 5/5/2017

[UPDATE 5/6 @ 5:54pm]

Kondo was hit by a pitch on his right ankle during his at bat in the seventh inning. He was examined at a hospital in Osaka today (x-rays, CT scan). No abnormalities were found. He was diagnosed with a bruise. He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Daily Sports 5/6/2017


[9/23/2016] Takuya Nakashima sets new franchise record for sac hits

Takuya Nakashima set a new Nippon Ham Fighters’ franchise record when he recorded his fifty-ninth sac hit of the year during a game against the Softbank Hawks at YafuOku Dome on September 22. The previous record of fifty-eight was set by Kensuke Tanaka in 2007.

The Pacific League record is sixty-two, set by Kenta Imamiya in 2013 and 2014. The NPB record is sixty-seven, set by Shinya Miyamoto in 2001.

Source: Sponichi 9/23/2016