Akaminai, Ginji 銀次 (ぎんじ)
Rakuten Eagles | #33 | INF
Born: 02/23/1988 (age 31)
Height: 174cm
Weight: 78kg
Bats: L
Throws: R
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Iwate
Draft: 2005, High School 3rd Round
History: 盛岡中央高
Roster Changes: removed 06/12/2016, added 06/23/2016, removed 08/31/2016, added 09/14/2016

Ginji Akaminai: Did You Know


Ginji will make 100 million yen in 2018. He is the first Rakuten Eagle position player drafted out of high school to reach 100 million yen.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/8/2017, Sports Hochi 12/8/2017


Ginji has three children: Torajiro (four in 2017), Momojiro (two), and Konatsu (born Dececmber 2017).

Source: Sponichi 12/31/2017


[9/15/2016] Ginji set to return to the active roster

Ginji (right adductor) is set to return to the active roster on September 15. He went 4-for-5 in two rehab games at Ni-gun.

Kohei Hasebe is also slated to make the active roster. Takashi Kawai and Taishi Nakagawa will be sent down to Ni-gun to make room for Hasebe and Ginji.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/14/2016


[8/30/2016] Ginji leaves after tweaking base of right leg

Ginji hurt the base of his right leg while running the bases during a game against the Nippon Ham Fighters at Tokyo Dome on August 30. He was replaced on defense in the sixth inning. The Rakuten Eagles will wait to make a decision on him until they see how he is feeling on Wednesday.

Source: Sanspo 8/30/2016

[UPDATE 8/31 @ 7:04pm]

Ginji was left out of the starting line-up tonight against the Nippon Ham Fighters at Tokyo Dome. He has not gone to the hospital. He worked out indoors. He should be okay as a bat off the bench.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/31/2016

[UPDATE 9/1 @ 2:14am]

Ginji did not participate in practices on August 31 and instead returned to Sendai where he was examined at a hospital and diagnosed with a right adductor injury.  The Eagles are planning to take him off the active roster.

Source: Sponichi 8/31/2016, Sanspo 8/31/2016