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Akaminai, Ginji 銀次 (ぎんじ)
Rakuten Eagles | #33 | INF
Born: 02/23/1988 (age 30)
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
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Ginji Akaminai: Did You Know

2017

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


Family

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

Source: Sponichi 12/31/2017

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[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

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[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

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