Amador, Japhet アマダー (あまだー)
Rakuten Eagles | #49 | INF
Born: 01/18/1987 (age 30)
Height: 193cm
Weight: 135kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: N/A
Hometown: Mexico
History: セシーテ第一高-メキシコ・ミナティトラン-メキシコ・ベラクルス-メキシコ・メキシコシティ
Roster Changes: added 05/24/2016, removed 05/28/2016, added 07/21/2016, removed 09/02/2016, added 10/01/2016

[7/22/2017] Three homer game for Japhet Amador

Japhet Amador blasted three home runs during today’s game against the Orix Buffaloes at Kobo Park Miyagi.

  1. second inning, off Taisuke Yamaoka, one on and two out
  2. fourth inning, off Taisuke Yamaoka, one on and two out
  3. seventh inning, off Gonzalez Germen, none on and no out (lead-off batter)

Amador is the fourth player in the NPB to hit three homers in a game this season. He joined Takeshi Yamasaki (May 17, 2007 against Nippon Ham: HR, HR, 2B, HR) as the only players in Rakuten Eagles’ history to hit three homes in a game. Amador is the first in Rakuten history to accomplish the feat in consecutive trips to the plate.

Source: Sanspo 7/23/2017, Sponichi 7/23/2017, Sponichi 7/22/2017


[3/23/2017] Japhet Amador and Yuichi Adachi out with the flu

The Rakuten Eagles announced today that Japhet Amador and Yuichi Adachi were diagnosed with the flu (influenza B). Amador was diagnosed with the flu after yesterday’s Yokohama game and Adachi earlier this morning. They both missed today’s Yakult game.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/23/2017


[12/2/2016] Rakuten Eagles: uniform number assignments

The Rakuten Eagles announced the following uniform number changes and assignments on November 30:

Chia-Hao Sung’s registered characters will also change:

Source: Rakuten announcementRakuten announcement


[11/28/2016] Rakuten Eagles sign Wheeler, Amador, Peguero, Sung to new contracts

The Rakuten Eagles announced today that they signed Zelous Wheeler (29), Japhet Amador (29), Carlos Peguero (29), and Chia-Hao Sung (24) to new contracts for the 2017 season.

According to the media, Wheeler agreed to a deal worth 100 million yen, Amador 30 million yen, Peguero 85 million yen, and Sung 4.4 million yen.

Source: Rakuten announcement, Sanspo 11/28/2016


[9/2/2016] Japhet Amador leaves after hurting left side

Japhet Amador hurt his left side while playing in Friday’s game against the Softbank Hawks at kobo Stadium.

With a runner on first and two out in the eighth inning, Amador cringed during his at bat (with the count 1-1). A trainer checked in with him and he remained in the game and recorded a single to center. He was then replaced by a pinch-runner and taken to the hospital. He may not be able to play on Saturday (September 3).

Source: Sponichi 9/2/2016

[UPDATE 9/3 @ 2;35pm]

Amador was diagnosed with an injury to his left oblique and will need two to four weeks for a full recovery. He was taken off the active roster. Felix Perez took his spot on the active roster.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/3/2016


[8/14/2016] Japhet Amador’s wife give birth to girl

Japhet Amador’s wife gave birth to the couple’s second child, a girl weighing 3,500 grams, in Mexico on August 12.

Source: Rakuten announcement


[5/28/2016] Japhet Amador hurts left hand

Japhet Amador hurt the back of his left hand during his at bat in the 6th inning against Nippon Ham at kobo Stadium on May 27. He was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the eighth and taken to a hospital in Sendai for tests.

Source: Sanspo 5/28/2016

[UPDATE 5/29 @ 10:23am]

The Eagles are expected to take Amador off the active roster today. Luis Okoye will most likely be called up.

Source: Daily Sports 5/29/2016

[UPDATE 5/29 @ 1:38pm]

Amador was examined at a hospital on May 28 and diagnosed with a bone contusion on the fourth metacarpal of his left hand. He will require about four weeks for a full recovery. He was taken off the active roster today.

Source: Sports Hochi 5/29/2016


[5/18/2016] Japhet Amador goes 0-for-2 in rehab game

Japhet Amador (left wrist) played in a rehab game at Ni-gun today against Seibu at kobo Stadium. He was the starting designated hitter and batted fifth. He went 0-for-2 in two trips to the plate: F4, K. Amador was replaced by pinch-hitter Kenta Kurihara in the seventh inning.

Source: Sports Hochi 5/18/2016, Nikkan Sports 5/18/2016

Other players that also made appearances in the game:


[5/17/2016] Japhet Amador could be ready to make active roster on May 21

Japhet Amador hurt his left wrist in March. He is set to play in his first rehab game at Ni-gun today. He is expected to play in about five rehab games. If everything is okay, he could make the active roster in time for the Nippon Ham series that begins on May 21.

Source: Sponichi 5/17/2016