Minami, Masaki 南 昌輝 (みなみ・まさき)
Chiba Lotte Marines | #33 | P
Born: 01/17/1989 (age 30)
Height: 182cm
Weight: 88kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Wakayama
Draft: 2010, 2nd Round
History: 県和歌山商高-立正大

[8/18/2018] Masaki Minami diagnosed with ossification of the yellow ligament

The Chiba Lotte Marines announced on August 18 that twenty-nine-year-old Masaki Minami had surgery to treat the ossification of the yellow ligament at a hospital in  was examined at a hospital in Narashino, Chiba on August 17. He might require about six months for a full recovery.

Minami pitched in thirty-five games this season and was 2-2 with six holds. He was taken off the active roster on July 21 with numbness in his legs.

The Marines released the following statement from Minami:

I will soon start what I imagine will be a very difficult rehab program, but I will do my best so that I can pitch off the mound at ZOZO Marine once more. Please continue to root for me.

Source: Lotte 8/18/2018, Daily Sports 8/18/2018, Sports Hochi 8/18/2018, Sponichi 8/18/2018, Jiji 8/18/2018, Sankei News 8/18/2018


[6/12/2018] Masaki Minami needs five stitches after getting hit by batted ball

Masaki Minami was struck by a batted ball during batting practice today (near the upper portion of his left eye). He was taken to a hospital in Narashino, Chiba and treated for an eyelid cut that required five stitches.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/12/2018, Sponichi 6/12/2018, Sports Hochi 6/12/2018


[7/16/2017] Masaki Minami joins Ichi-gun team for practices

Masaki Minami got off to a slow start this year because of discomfort in his right shoulder. He joined the Ichi-gun team for practices at ZOZO Marine today and should be fine for the second-half of the season.

Minami pitched in nine Ni-gun games this year. He has allowed five runs (four earned) on six hits, including one home run, over nine innings of work. He has faced thirty-three hitters, walked seven, and struck out eleven. He has a 4.00 ERA and 1.44 WHIP with a K/9 of 11.00 and a BB/9 of 7.00.

Source: Sponichi 7/16/2017, Sports Hochi 7/16/2017