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Taniguchi, Yuya 谷口 雄也 (たにぐち・ゆうや)
Nippon Ham Fighters | #64 | OF
Born: 05/31/1992 (age 27)
Height: 182cm
Weight: 87kg
Bats: L
Throws: R
Blood Type: B
Hometown: Mie
Draft: 2010, 5th Round
History: 愛工大名電高
Roster Changes: removed 08/16/2016, added 09/06/2016, removed 09/30/2016, added 10/11/2016
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[11/20/2018] Yuya Taniguchi gets new uniform number

The Nippon Ham Fighters announced that Yuya Taniguchi’s uniform number will change from 64 to 4.

Source: Nippon Ham 11/20/2018

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[3/4/2017] Yuya Taniguchi could miss the entire season with knee injury

The Nippon Ham Fighters announced today that Yuya Taniguchi will have surgery on his right knee (anterior cruciate ligament) later this month. Taniguchi was diagnosed with an ACL injury on March 3.

Taniguchi will be hospitalized for about three weeks. He will most likely require around seven months for a full recovery.

Source: Sports Hochi 3/4/2017, Nikkan Sports 3/4/2017, Daily Sports 3/4/2017, Sponichi 3/4/2017

[UPDATE 3/16 @ 10:02pm]

Taniguchi had reconstructive surgery on his right knee at a hospital in Sapporo earlier today. He will remain in the hospital for about three weeks. He might require about seven months for a full recovery.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/16/2017

[UPDATE 4/12 @ 10:16pm]

Taniguchi was discharged from a Sapporo hospital on April 12. He will begin a rehab program for his right knee at the Ni-gun facilities in Kamagaya. He will most likely require about seven months for a full recovery.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/12/2017, Daily Sports 4/12/2017

[UPDATE 8/14 @ 5:51pm]

Taniguchi started outdoor workouts in June and resumed hitting against pitching machines earlier this month. His goal right now is to play in rehab games during the Phoenix League.

Source: Sponichi 8/14/2017

[UPDATE 9/8 @ 11:52pm]

Taniguchi started taking live indoor batting practice on September 7. He took about fifty swings. He could begin taking outdoor batting practice soon (perhaps September 9). He started running dashes about two weeks ago. He told reporters he was at about seventy percent. He might be able to catch the tail-end of the Phoenix League.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/8/2017, Nikkan Sports 9/8/2017

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[2/18/2017] Yuya Taniguchi out with contact dermatitis

Yuya Taniguchi was diagnosed with contact dermatitis near his right knee during a hospital visit. He will rest the knee for a couple of days before he resumes practices.

Source: Sanspo 2/18/2017, Nikkan Sports 2/18/2017

[UPDATE 2/25 @ 2:10pm]

Taniguchi joined the Ni-gun team in Tokyo on February 25.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/25/2017

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