The media learned that Shogo Akiyama participated in the World Baseball Classic with a fracture in his right fifth toe (pinky). He suffered the fracture when he was hit by a pitch during a practice game against Hanshin on March 3. The Seibu Lions were notified immediately after Samurai Japan found out he was hurt.
[UPDATE 3/26 @ 9:19pm]
According to reports posted this morning, the fracture was in the fourth toe (the toe next to the pinky).0 Comments
Shogo Akiyama met the Seibu Lions for salary negotiations at Seibu Prince Dome on November 1 and agreed to a new three-year contract with a variable salary. He is set to earn an estimated 200 million yen plus incentives next year.
[UPDATE 12/3 @ 10:04pm]
Akiyama’s contract with Seibu could be three years at about 800 million yen (with incentives maxed out).
Source: Sponichi 12/2/20160 Comments
The Seibu Lions announced two births:
Shogo Akiyama’s wife gave birth to the couple’s second child, a boy, at a hospital in Yokosuka, Kanagawa on September 8.
Ernesto Mejia’s wife gave birth to the couple’s first child, a boy, on September 8.0 Comments