Kondo, Kazuki 近藤 一樹 (こんどう・かずき)
Yakult Swallows | #70 | P
Born: 07/07/1983 (age 36)
Height: 183cm
Weight: 80kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Kanagawa
Draft: 2001, 7th Round
History: 日大三高(甲)-近鉄-オリックス
Roster Changes: added 04/01/2016, removed 04/02/2016, added 04/14/2016, removed 04/15/2016, added 05/04/2016, removed 05/05/2016, added 05/20/2016, removed 05/21/2016, added 06/10/2016, removed 06/11/2016, added 08/03/2016, removed 09/09/2016

[11/19/2018] Yakult Swallows uniform number changes

The Yakult Swallows announced uniform numbers changes for the following three players:

Source: Yakult 11/19/2018


Kazuki Kondo: Did You Know



September 15 vs Hanshin at Koshien Stadium – Kondo notched his fortieth save point of the year and set a new Swallows record. The previous record of thirty-nine was set by Josh Lueke in 2016.

Source: Daily Sports 9/16/2018, Nikkan Sports 9/16/2018

September 23 vs Chunichi at Nagoya Dome – Kondo recorded his thirty-fifth hold and set a new Swallows record. The previous record of thirty-four was set by Kenichi Matsuoka in 2010.

Source: Sanspo 9/24/2018, Sponichi 9/24/2018

October 9 vs Yokohama at Jingu Stadium – Kondo pitched in his seventy-fourth game of the season and tied Ryo Akiyoshi’s 2015 Swallows record for games in a season by a pitcher.

Source: Sponichi 10/9/2018


[7/17/2016] Yakult’s Ryosuke Yagi headed to Orix for Kazuki Kondo

The Orix Buffaloes and Yakult Swallows announced that they reached an agreement on a trade that will send Ryosuke Yagi to Orix for Kazuki Kondo.

The trade is expected to helps both teams fill holes on their roster: the Swallows were looking for extra options for their starting rotation while the Buffaloes were in need of a left-hander for their staff.

The Buffaloes will hold a press conference for Yagi on July 21. He has been assigned the uniform number 65.

Source: Yakult announcement, Orix announcement, Daily Sports 7/17/2016

[UPDATE 7/20 @ 10:51pm]

The Swallows held a press conference for Kondo today. He was assigned the uniform number 70.

Source: Yakult announcement

[UPDATE 7/21 @ 11:43pm]

The Buffaloes held a press conference for Yagi earlier today.

Source: Orix announcement