Yoshikawa, Mitsuo 吉川 光夫 (よしかわ・みつお)
Yomiuri Giants | #21 | P
Born: 04/05/1988 (age 30)
Height: 178cm
Weight: 76kg
Bats: L
Throws: L
Blood Type: O
Hometown: Fukuoka
Draft: 2006, High School 1st Round
History: 広陵高-日本ハム
Roster Changes: added 03/28/2016, removed 08/03/2016, added 08/16/2016, removed 08/24/2016, added 09/06/2016, removed 09/27/2016, added 10/15/2016

Mitsuo Yoshikawa: Did You Know


Yoshikawa started going on fasts to “reset” his body during the winter after former Nippon Ham teammate Kensuke Tanaka told him about them two years ago. He dropped three kilograms during a three-day fast last year. He is planning to go on a three-day fast some time before the end of the year.

Source: Sanspo 11/26/2017


[11/1/2016] Trade: Yomiuri sends Ota, Kumon to Nippon Ham for Yoshikawa, Ishikawa

The media learned today that the Yomiuri Giants and Nippon Ham Fighters agree on a two-for-two player trade. The Giants will send twenty-six-year-old Taishi Ota and twenty-four-year-old Katsuhiko Kumon to the Fighters for twenty-eight-year-old Mitsuo Yoshikawa and twenty-three-year-old Shingo Ishikawa.

Source: Tokyo Sports 11/2/2016, Sports Hochi 11/2/2016

[UPDATE 11/2 @ 5:43pm]

Both teams posted official announcements about the trade.

According to Tokyo Sports, the Giants have already assigned uniform numbers and made adjustments to current assignments.

Source: Yomiuri announcement, Nippon Ham announcement, Tokyo Sports 11/2/2016