Matsui, Masato 松井 雅人 (まつい・まさと)
Chunichi Dragons | #38 | C
Born: 11/18/1987 (age 31)
Height: 179cm
Weight: 78kg
Bats: L
Throws: R
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Gunma
Draft: 2009, 7th Round
History: 桐生一高(甲)-上武大
Roster Changes: added 07/17/2016, removed 08/02/2016

[9/12/2018] Masato Matsui suffers bruise on chin after HBP

Masato Matsui was hit by a pitch thrown near his head during his at bat in the fourth inning of a game against the Hanshin Tigers at Koshien Stadium on September 11. He was removed from the game and taken to a hospital in Nishinomiya, Hyogo for tests where he was diagnosed with a bruise on the right side of his chin.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/12/2018, Sanspo 9/11/2018, Sponichi 9/11/2018


[5/13/2017] Masato Matsui gets hit with ball during pre-game practices

Masato Matsui took a baseball off his face before today’s game against the Yakult Swallows earlier today. Matsui was playing catch in front of the dugout and an errant ball thrown by Yakult’s Yuhei (he was trying to make a throw from right to third base) struck him near the left cheek. He was treated and then transferred to an ambulance on a stretcher. There was no loss of consciousness.

Matsui was examined at a hospital in Matsuyama (CT scan, eye exam) and was diagnosed with a bruise on his left cheek bone.

Source: Sports Hochi 5/13/2017, Nikkan Sports 5/13/2017, Sponichi 5/13/2017, Sponichi 5/13/2017