Matsuba, Takahiro 松葉 貴大 (まつば・たかひろ)
Orix Buffaloes | #11 | P
Born: 08/13/1990 (age 29)
Height: 178cm
Weight: 82kg
Bats: L
Throws: L
Blood Type: B
Hometown: Hyogo
Draft: 2012, 1st Round
History: 東洋大姫路高(甲)-大体大
Roster Changes: added 04/01/2016, removed 05/07/2016, added 05/17/2016, removed 07/09/2016, added 07/21/2016

[9/18/2018] Takahiro Matsuba leaves game with discomfort near right hip

Takahiro Matsuba felt discomfort near his right hip while playing defense in the fourth inning of a game against the Rakuten Eagles at Kyocera Dome on September 18. He was removed from the game after he finished out the fifth inning. An examination at a hospital in Osaka did not reveal any abnormalities.

Source: Sanspo 9/18/2018, Daily Sports 9/18/2018


Takahiro Matsuba: Did You Know


Matsuba did not sign during his first salary meeting with the Orix Buffaloes after the 2017 season because he wanted the front office to place greater importance in his innings of work (career high 133.1 innings) when considering his salary for the 2018 season. The two sides reached an agreement during his second salary meeting on December 18 (36.5 million yen, no change from this season). Matsuba may have managed to avoid a pay cut.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/18/2017, Daily Sports 12/18/2017