Maeda, Yamato 大和 (やまと)
Hanshin Tigers | #0 | INF
Born: 11/04/1987 (age 30)
Height: 177cm
Weight: 69kg
Bats: B
Throws: R
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Kagoshima
Draft: 2005, High School 4th Round
History: 樟南高(甲)

[10/5/2017] Yamato leaves game after hurting leg

Yamato may have hurt his right leg while making a defensive play in the top of the second inning. He was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the bottom-half of the inning.

Source: Sanspo 10/5/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/5/2017, Daily Sports 10/5/2017

[UPDATE 10/6 @ 10:40pm]

Yamato was examined at a hospital in Osaka and diagnosed with a mild sprain in his left ankle. The Hanshin Tigers are not planning to take him off the active roster.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/6/2017, Daily Sports 10/6/2017


[8/17/2017] Yamato taken off active roster with tightness in right side

Yamato hurt his right side during yesterday’s (August 16) game against the Hiroshima Carp at Kyocera Dome. He recorded an infield single in his first at bat in the second inning and replaced on defense before the start of the third inning. The Hanshin Tigers told the press after the game that Yamato was removed from the game as a precaution because he felt some tightness in his right side. He was taken to a hospital in Osaka for tests.

Yamato was removed from the active roster today.

Source: Daily Sports 8/17/2017, Daily Sports 8/17/2017Nikkan Sports 8/16/2017, Nikkan Sports 8/17/2017

[UPDATE 8/25 @ 12:39am]

Yamato resumed playing catch on August 23. He also started running on the same day (he was up to jogging on August 22).

Source: Sanspo 8/24/2017

[UPDATE 8/27 @ 5:20pm]

Yamato started taking grounders outdoors on August 26.

Source: Sanspo 8/27/2017

[UPDATE 9/3 @ 1:17pm]

Yamato resumed outdoor live batting practice on September 2. He took a total 101 swings from both sides of the plate.

Source: Sanspo 9/3/2017


[10/26/2016] Yamato to miss fall camp with muscle strain

Yamato was taken to a hospital in Amagasaki, Hyogo after fall practices on October 25 and diagnosed with a strain in his right side. He will not attend fall camp and will instead rehab at the Naruohama facilities.

Yamato had been working on hitting from both sides of the plate as a way to increase his playing time.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/26/2016