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Mogi, Eigoro 茂木 栄五郎 (もぎ・えいごろう)
Rakuten Eagles | #5 | INF
Born: 02/13/1994 (age 23)
Height: 171cm
Weight: 75kg
Bats: L
Throws: R
Blood Type: O
Hometown: Tokyo
Draft: 2015, 3rd Round
History: 桐蔭学園高-早大
Roster Changes: removed 06/26/2016, added 08/03/2016
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[7/11/2017] MyNavi All-Star Game 2017: Roster Change

The NPB announced today that Eigoro Mogi (Rakuten) withdrew from the Pacific League All-Star team due to an injury (right elbow: olecranon and trochlea of humerus). According to Section 86 of the Baseball Agreement, Mogi will not be allowed to play in his team’s first ten games immediately after the All-Star break.

Seibu’s Sosuke Genda was named as Mogi’s replacement.

Source: NPB 7/11/2017

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[6/18/2017] Eigoro Mogi hurts right elbow

Eigoro Mogi did not play in today’s Hanshin Tigers game at Koshien Stadium because of pain in his right elbow. He hurt the elbow when he fouled off a pitch during his second at bat in yesterday’s game against the Tigers. He remained in the game but was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning.

Mogi was sent back to Sendai today. The Rakuten Eagles are not planning to take him off the active roster since they have the next four days off.

Source: Sports Hochi 6/18/2017, Nikkan Sports 6/18/2017

[UPDATE 6/21 @ 1:00am]

Mogi was taken off the active roster on June 19.

[UPDATE 6/22 @ 6:33pm]

The Eagles announced on June 21 that Mogi was diagnosed with a bone contusion on his right olecranon after visiting a hospital in Sendai. Masataka Nashida is hoping he will be able to return in about two weeks.

Source: Sports Hochi 6/22/2017, Sponichi 6/22/2017

[UPDATE 7/4 @ 11:50pm]

Nashida is still not sure when Mogi will be ready to return to the active roster. He is not happy about the rule that will keep him out for ten games after the break if he has to skip the All-Star series.

Source: Sponichi 7/4/2017

[UPDATE 7/27 @ 12:40am]

The media learned on July 25 that Mogi might be able to rejoin the Ichi-gun team on July 30. He is expected to play in at least two rehab games at Ni-gun beforehand. If he does make it back to the active roster on July 30, it will most likely be as a designated hitter, since his throwing is still only at about fifty percent (he is playing catch at ten to twenty meters).

Source: Daily Sports 7/26/2017, Sponichi 7/26/2017Sports Hochi 7/26/2017

[UPDATE 7/27 @ 12:35pm]

Mogi played in his first Ni-gun rehab game on July 26. He started at designated hitter against Yomiuri and batted third. He went 0-for-3: G3, G3, BB, G3.

Source: Sponichi 7/27/2017

[UPDATE 7/30 @ 6:58pm]

Mogi returned to the active roster today. He made the starting line-up at designated hitter and batted lead-off against the Orix Buffaloes at Kyocera Dome. He went 1-for-3 with two walks.

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[6/14/2017] Eigoro Mogi leaves game with fatigue

Eigoro Mogi left tonight’s game against the Yakult Swallows on defense in the fifth inning because of fatigue.

Source: Sanspo 6/14/2017

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[4/26/2017] Eigoro Mogi misses game with heel pain

Eigoro Mogi did not play in tonight’s game against the Chiba Lotte Marines at Kobo Park Miaygi because of pain in his left heel. He suffered the injury while running the bases during the Lotte game on April 25.

Source: Sanspo 4/26/2017, Sports Hochi 4/26/2017

[UPDATE 4/28 @ 7:32pm]

Mogi is expected to return to the starting line-up on April 29.

Source: Daily Spots 4/28/2017

[UPDATE 5/6 @ 12:21am]

Mogi missed another game (May 5 vs Seibu) with heel pain.

Source: Sanspo 5/5/2017

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[4/19/2017] Eigoro Mogi leaves game with leg tightness

Eigoro Mogi left tonight’s game against Seibu on defense in the eighth inning because of tightness in his left leg. He will be re-evaluated tomorrow.

Source: Sanspo 4/18/2017

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[9/30/2016] Eigoro Mogi misses Softbank game with leg tightness

Eigoro Mogi developed tightness in his left leg during an Orix game on September 29. He missed Friday’s game against the Softbank Hawks at YafuOku Dome because there were concerns the artificial turf might put more strain on the leg.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/30/2016

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[9/30/2016] Eigoro Mogi leaves game with tightness in left thigh

Eigoro Mogi started feeling tightness in his left thigh during Thursday’s game against the Orix Buffaloes at Kyocera Dome and was removed on defense in the seventh inning. He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Sanspo 9/30/2016

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[8/25/2016] Eigoro Mogi’s inside-the-park home run

Eigoro Mogo recorded an inside-the-park three-run home run down 5-4 in the top of the ninth on Thursday night against the Softbank Hawks. Yuki Yanagita attempted a sliding catch on a fly ball to center, but the ball got by him and rolled all the way to the wall. The Eagles ended up winning the game, 7-5.

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Mogi is the first rookie to hit an inside-the-park home runs since Tomochika Tsuboi (Hanshin) on July 4, 1998, and the first rookie in the Pacific League since Masayuki Shiomura (Kintetsu) on June 6, 1956. Only three other Rakuten players have hit inside-the-park home runs: Manabu Satake on September 27, 2005; Kensuke Uchimura on September 24, 2011; and Hiroaki Shimauchi on July 7, 2013.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/26/2016, Sponichi 8/26/2016

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[7/30/2016] Eigoro Mogi goes 2-for-4 in rehab game

Eigoro Mogi (right hand) played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Nippon Ham at Kamagaya on July 29. He started at short and batted ninth and went 2-for-4: 3B8/9 one RBI, 1B6, F8, G6e.

Mogi has played in five Ni-gun rehab games as of July 29. He was used as a late-inning defensive replacement at short in his first two games (no plate appearances), then went 0-for-6 with two strikeouts in the next two games with starts at short. He might be ready to rejoin the active roster in early August.

Source: Sports Hochi 7/30/2016

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[6/26/2016] Eigoro Mogi leaves after getting spiked on right hand

Eigoro Mogi hurt his right hand while playing defense in the fifth inning of a game against the Softbank Hawks at kobo Stadium earlier today.

With a runner on first and no out in the fifth inning, Yuichi Honda attempted to steal second base. Mogi got into to apply a tag when Honda’s cleats caught him on the right hand. Blood was visible and he was replaced by Toshihito Abe.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/26/2016

[UPDATE @ 6:29pm]

Masataka Nashida told reporters after the game that the cut on Mogi’s hand was fairly large and would most likely require stitches. He also said stitches would require time off the active roster.

Source: Sponichi 6/26/2016

[UPDATE @ 10:57pm]

Mogi was taken to a hospital in Sendai for tests. He was diagnosed with a laceration on the back of his right hand and received sutures to close the wound. The Rakuten Eagles are expected to take him off the active roster.

Source: Sanspo 6/26/2016, Jiji 6/26/2016

[UPDATE 6/27/2016 @ 2:26pm]

Mogi needed sutures to close three lacerations on the back of his right hand.

Source: Sponichi 6/27/2016

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