Okada, Akitake 岡田 明丈 (おかだ・あきたけ)
Hiroshima Carp | #17 | P
Born: 10/17/1993 (age 25)
Height: 185cm
Weight: 90kg
Bats: L
Throws: R
Blood Type: AB
Hometown: Tokyo
Draft: 2015, 1st Round
History: 大商大高-大商大
Roster Changes: added 03/31/2016, removed 04/01/2016, added 04/27/2016, removed 04/28/2016, added 05/13/2016, removed 08/07/2016, added 08/31/2016, removed 09/15/2016, added 10/14/2016

Akitake Okada: Did You Know

Relationships & Family


November 22 – The Hiroshima Carp announced that Okada (25) filed marriage papers with a twenty-three-year-old woman.

Source: Daily Sports 11/22/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/22/2018


[8/19/2016] Akitake Okada could be ready to return in early September

Akitake Okada (right shoulder) threw forty pitches in the bullpen on August 18. He threw mostly fastballs with some off-speed pitches mixed in and felt no discomfort. He will pitch in a batting practice scrimmage on August 20. Assuming no problems, he could pitch in a Ni-gun rehab game some time next week. If things go smoothly after that, he might be ready to return to the active roster some time in early September.

Okada was taken off the active roster on August 8. After a three-day no throwing period, he started with a game of catch and added long distance throwing. He tossed his first bullpen on August 16.

Source: Daily Sports 19/2016


[8/8/2016] Akitake Okada’s shoulder examined at hospital

Akitake Okada was taken off the active roster on August 8 with discomfort in his right shoulder and was examined at a hospital in Hiroshima. He may have transient brachial plexus neuritis. He will begin rehab on August 9. The Hiroshima Carp will set his throwing schedule as they monitor his progress.

Source: Tokyo Sports 8/8/2016, Daily Sports 8/8/2016


[8/7/2016] Akitake Okada to be taken off active roster with shoulder discomfort

The Hiroshima Carp are planning to take Akitake Okada off the active roster because of discomfort in his right shoulder.

Okada started a game against the Yomiuri Giants at Mazda Stadium on August 7. He retired the side in order in the first and did not allow a run in the second, despite giving up two hits. He ran into some problems in the third inning (loss of velocity, lack of control) and walked two consecutive batters before he gave up a three-run home run to Shinnosuke Abe. His day was over after the third inning.

Okada told reporters after his outing that he tweaked his shoulder while pitching in the third inning.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/7/2016, Daily Sports 8/7/2016