Yanagi, Yuya 柳 裕也 (やなぎ・ゆうや)
Chunichi Dragons | #17 | P
Born: 04/21/1994 (age 25)
Height: 180cm
Weight: 83kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Miyazaki
Draft: 2016, 1st Round
History: 横浜高(甲)-明大

[7/22/2017] Yuya Yanagi leaves start with arm spasms

Yuya Yanagi got the start against the Hiroshima Carp at Mazda Stadium on July 22. He retired the first nine batters in a row and then gave up a run on three hits in the fourth inning. He started having spasms in his right arm in the fifth inning and left the field for treatment. He did not return to the mound and was replaced by Shotaro Kasahara.

Yanagi’s final line for the game: 4.0+ IP, 77 NP, 18 BF, 4 H, 4 SO, 2 BB, 4 R, 4 ER.

Source: Tokyo Sports 7/22/2017, Nikkan Sports 7/22/2017


[4/16/2017] Yuya Yanagi pitches in batting practices scrimmage

Yuya Yanagi pitched in a batting practice scrimmage at Nagoya Stadium on April 15. He faced ten hitters (about two innings), threw fifty-one pitches, allowed two hits, walked one, and struck out three.

Yanagi was sidelined for a bit when he developed tightness in his right elbow after starting an exhibition game against Nippon Ham on March 2. He worked his way back and threw a professional high 130 pitches during a bullpen session on April 1. Assuming no issues, he could make an appearance during a three-game series against Ni-gun Hiroshima that begins on April 21.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/16/2017


[3/4/2017] Yuya Yanagi sent down to Ni-gun for slower pace

Yuya Yanagi left a Nippon Ham game on March 2 after just one inning. There were no indications after the game that an injury forced an early departure, but a day later, there were concerns that he may have gotten hurt. Shigekazu Mori told reporters Yanagi felt some tightness (possibly his right elbow) and was reassigned to Ni-gun because there was no reason to rush him.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/4/2017, Nikkan Sports 3/4/2017, Sponichi 3/4/2017

[UPDATE 3/5 @ 2:57pm]

Yanagi was examined at a hospital in Aichi on March 4. The Dragons did not release any details to the media.

Source: Sports Hochi 3/5/2017

[UPDATE 3/5 @ 9:44pm]

Yanagi told reporters that tests on his elbow did not reveal any abnormalities to ligaments or tendons. There may have been some inflammation, but nothing serious.

Source: Sports Hochi 3/5/2017

[UPDATE 3/7 @ 1:26am]

Yanagi resumed throwing (catch at about thirty meters) on March 6.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/8/2017

[UPDATE 3/10 @ 12:49am]

Yanagi played catch at distances up to sixty meters on March 9. He is currently taking things slow.

Source: Sports Hochi 3/9/2017

[UPDATE 3/19 @ 10:12pm]

Yanagi threw forty pitches to a standing catcher in the bullpen at Nagoya Stadium today. It was his first session since he was sent down to Ni-gun on March 4.

Source: Sponichi 3/19/2017