Ono started inviting single-parent families to Nagoya Dome in 2017. He invited sixty pairs of single-parent families to six home games this year. The city of Nagoya recognized Ono after the season by sending him a letter of gratitude.
Source: Sponichi 12/17/20170 Comments
The Chunichi Dragons were planning to send Yudai Ono to Ni-gun for a tune-up after gave up three runs (all earned) over five plus innings during his last start on May 6 against Yomiuri at Nagoya Dome. However, Ono asked for a chance to work through his issues by pitching out of the bullpen. Shigekazu Mori agreed to the request and will try to give him as many opportunities as possible to pitch in relief.
Ono has made two relief appearances during his career.
Source: Nikkan Sports 5/8/20170 Comments
Yudai Ono (left elbow) joined the Ichi-gun team for practices today and threw forty pitches in the bullpen. He will be activated in time for a start on June 4 against the Rakuten Eagles at Nagoya Dome. It will be his first Ichi-gun start since April 8 (Yomiuri at Nagoya Dome).
Ono pitched in two Ni-gun rehab games and did not allow a run in 11.1 innings of work (46 BF, 9 H, 3 BB, 8 SO).0 Comments
Yudai Ono (left elbow) started in a Ni-gun rehab game against Orix on May 28. He tossed seven shutout innings and allowed four hits. He topped out at 146km/h and threw 110 pitches. He could get an Ichi-gun start on June 4 against Rakuten at Nagoya Dome.0 Comments
Yudai Ono (left elbow) pitched in a Ni-gun rehab game against Orix earlier today. He did not allow a run in 4.1 innings of work. He threw seventy pitches, gave up five hits, walked one, struck out three, and topped out at 144km/h. He is scheduled to pitch in another game on May 28 against Orix. Assuming no issues, he could make the active roster in time for a start during a Rakuten series at Nagoya Dome that begins on June 3.0 Comments
Yudai Ono (left elbow) pitched in a batting practice scrimmage at Nagoya Stadium earlier today. It was his first scrimmage since his injury. He pitched two perfect innings and threw twenty-one pitches. He needed just eight pitches to get through the first inning.
Ono is set to throw about seventy pitches in his first Ni-gun rehab game on May 21 against Orix. He would like to make it back to the active roster in time for the Yakult at Nagoya Dome series that begins on May 27.0 Comments
Yudai Ono (left elbow) tossed batting practice at Nagoya Stadium earlier today. He faced Takuya Kinoshita and Ryota Ishioka. He threw sixty pitches and added sliders and two-seamers partway through the session. He also broke two bats.
Ono told reporters he was satisfied with the outing because he was able to throw strikes and that he felt no pain. He is slated to pitch in a Ni-gun rehab game on May 21.
Source: Nikkan Sports 5/13/20160 Comments
Yudai Ono (left elbow) tossed a bullpen session at Nagoya Stadium today. He threw about seventy pitches to a standing catcher. If there are no setbacks, he could toss some batting practice next week. His goal is to try and make it back to the active roster before the end of the month.
Source: Sanspo 5/6/20160 Comments
Yudai Ono (left elbow) tossed a forty-five pitch bullpen session to a squatting catcher at Nagoya Stadium today. He threw at about seventy-five percent. From here, he will slowly increase his pitch count and throw sessions with two days of rest in between. He could pitch in a batting practice scrimmage after May 8. If there are no setbacks, he could rejoin the active roster before the end of the month.
Source: Nikkan Sports 5/4/20160 Comments
Yudai Ono (left elbow) played catch a distance of about forty meters at Nagoya Stadium today. He felt no pain during the session. He could toss a bullpen session soon, but not before he does some long distance throwing.
Source: Sponichi 4/26/20160 Comments