Naruse, Yoshihisa 成瀬 善久 (なるせ・よしひさ)
Yakult Swallows | #17 | P
Born: 10/12/1985 (age 34)
Height: 180cm
Weight: 87kg
Bats: L
Throws: L
Blood Type: AB
Hometown: Tochigi
Draft: 2003, 6th Round
History: 横浜高(甲)-ロッテ
Roster Changes: added 03/29/2016, removed 04/26/2016, added 05/12/2016, removed 07/08/2016, added 07/18/2016, removed 08/05/2016

[2/21/2019] Yoshihisa Naruse reassigned to Ni-gun with hamstring strain

Yoshihisa Naruse developed discomfort in his right thigh after pitching in an intra-squad game on February 17. He was examined at a hospital in Miyazaki on February 20 and diagnosed with a strain in his right hamstring. Naruse was reassigned to Ni-gun for rehab.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/20/2019, Daily Sports 2/20/2019, Sanspo 2/20/2019, Sports Hochi 2/21/2019


[2/5/2019] Orix Buffaloes to add Yoshihisa Naruse to roster

The Orix Buffaloes announced that they are going to add the thirty-three-year-old Yoshihisa Naruse to their roster. He was assigned the uniform number 46. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a salary worth an estimated fifteen million yen plus incentives.

Naruse pitched in a practice scrimmage on February 4. He faced six batters, threw twenty-five pitches, gave up two could-be hits, and struck out one (K, 1B8, G6, F6, 1B8, F9). He topped out at 135km/h.

Source: Orix 2/4/2019, Sponichi 2/5/2019, Sports Hochi 2/5/2019, Daily Sports 2/5/2019, Daily Sports 2/4/2019, Sanspo 2/4/2019, Nikkan Sports 2/4/2019


Yoshihisa Naruse: Did You Know


Naruse finished out the final year of a three-year contract that was worth an estimated 144 million yen in 2017. Naruse agreed to a salary of twenty million yen for the 2018 season during contract negotiations on December 11. His salary dropped eighty-six percent after he managed just six wins during his first three years with the Yakult Swallows (and zero this season).

Source: Sponichi 12/12/2017


[9/23/2017] Yoshihisa Naruse not ready to hang up his uniform

Thirty-one-year-old Yoshihisa Naruse strongly wants to play next year. He made twelve starts at Ichi-gun this year and is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP over 16.2 innings of work.

The Yakult Swallows have not made any decisions on Naruse yet. The left-handed pitcher seems to be open to signing with another team.

Source: Sponichi 9/23/2017

[UPDATE 10/1 @ 2:08am]

The Swallows are planning to offer Naruse a contract for the 2018 season.

Source: Sponichi 9/30/2017, Sanspo 9/30/2017


[2/20/2017] Yoshihisa Naruse diagnosed with adductor strain

Yoshihisa Naruse felt discomfort in his left leg after pitching in a practice game against Yokohama on February 19. He was taken to a hospital in Urasoe for an MRI and diagnosed with a strain in his left adductor muscle. He will report to Ni-gun camp on February 21.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/20/2017, Nikkan Sports 2/20/2017, Sanspo 2/20/2017


[6/7/2016] Yoshihisa Naruse to pitch out of the bullpen

The Yakult Swallows decided to move Yoshihisa Naruse to the bullpen to see if a change in roles might help him get back on track. They were also in need of a left-handed reliever since their current group of starting pitchers are all right-handed.

Source: Sports Hochi 6/7/2016


[4/6/2016] Yoshihisa Naruse serves up a grand slam for the first time in his career

Yoshihisa Naruse has given up 156 home runs over his career. The 156th home run he allowed was a grand slam to Tsubasa Aizawa on April 5. It was the first grand slam he surrendered in his career.

Home Run Breakdown

Runners on Base Home Runs
none on 96
one on 47
two on 12
bases loaded 1

Source: Sponichi 4/6/2016