The Nippon Ham Fighters and Yakult Swallows agreed on a trade. The Fighters will send twenty-seven-year-old Hirotoshi Takanashi and twenty-one-year-old Kengo Ota to the Swallows for twenty-nine-year-old Ryo Akiyoshi and twenty-seven-year-old Ryota Yachi.
[UPDATE 12/18 @ 10:44am]
The Fighters held a press conference for Akiyoshi and Yachi on December 17. They were assigned the uniform numbers 39 and 32, respectively.
Source: Nippon Ham 12/17/2018
[UPDATE 12/19 @ 1:09am]
The Swallows held a press conference for Takanashi and Ota on December 18. Takanashi was assigned the uniform number 14, Ota the number 46.
Source: Yakult 12/18/20180 Comments
Relationships and Family
Yachi (27) filed marriage papers with a woman in Tokyo in February 2018.
Source: Sanspo 3/23/2018
March 16 – Yachi’s wife gave birth to the couple’s first child, a girl, at a hospital in Ishikawa on March 15.0 Comments
The Yakult Swallows announced that Ryota Yachi had open surgery to treat a fracture in his left ulna at Keio University Hospital on April 27. He will require about three months for a full recovery.
Source: Yakult announcement0 Comments
Ryota Yachi was hit by a pitch from Shintaro Fujinami during his at bat in the third inning against Hanshin at Koshien on April 19. The ball hit Yachi on the left wrist. He left the game on defense in the fourth inning and was taken to a hospital in Nishinomiya for tests. He was diagnosed with a left ulna fracture.0 Comments