Kanazawa, Takeshi 金澤 岳 (かなざわ・たけし)
Chiba Lotte Marines | #25 | C
Born: 05/04/1984 (age 35)
Height: 180cm
Weight: 82kg
Bats: L
Throws: R
Blood Type: O
Hometown: Tochigi
Draft: 2002, 6th Round
History: 矢板中央高
Roster Changes: added 05/30/2016, removed 06/05/2016, added 08/29/2016

[9/27/2018] Shunichi Nemoto, Takeshi Kanazawa to retire after the season

The Chiba Lotte Marines announced today that thirty-five-year-old Shunichi Nemoto and thirty-four-year-old Takeshi Kanazawa will be retiring this year. The Marines released the following comments from the two players:


I was able to get this far with a lot of help and support during my thirteen year career. I am nothing but grateful to everyone that supported me. I had a good career.


I consider myself really lucky for having the chance to play for the best team, the best teammates, and the best fans. I am full of gratitude.

Source: Lotte 9/27/2018, Lotte 9/27/2018

[UPDATE 9/28 @ 3:36am]

The Marines announced that they will hold retirement ceremony for Nemoto after a Softbank game on October 7.

Source: Lotte 9/28/2018


[3/23/2018] Takeshi Kanazawa out four to five weeks with leg injury

Takeshi Kanazawa hurt his left leg while running the bases during an exhibition game against the Seibu Lions on March 20. He was examined at a hospital in Tokyo on March 22 and diagnosed with an injury to his left biceps femoris. He will most likely require four to five weeks for a full recovery.

Source: Sanspo 3/23/2018