Iwasaki, Sho 岩嵜 翔 (いわさき・しょう)
Softbank Hawks | #17 | P
Born: 10/20/1989 (age 29)
Height: 189cm
Weight: 81kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: O
Hometown: Chiba
Draft: 2007, High School 1st Round
History: 市船橋高(甲)
Roster Changes: added 05/07/2016

[2/22/2019] Sho Iwasaki has some inflammation in his right elbow

Sho Iwasaki was examined at a hospital in Fukuoka after developing discomfort in his right elbow. He returned to Miyazaki on February 21 and told reporters there was some inflammation in the elbow. He also told reporters he should be able to resume playing catch in about a week.

Source: Daily Sports 2/21/2019, Nikkan Sports 2/21/2019


[10/24/2018] Sho Iwasaki to have elbow surgery

The media learned that Sho Iwasaki will have surgery to clean out his right elbow (second time this year) on October 25. He will require two to three weeks for a full recovery.

Source: Sanspo 10/23/2018


[4/10/2018] Sho Iwasaki has elbow surgery

Sho Iwasaki has not pitched in a game since April 1 due to problems with his right elbow. Sources close to the situation have told the media that doctors found loose cartilage in his elbow a few years ago. There is now a chance he will need surgery to treat the condition.

Iwasaki visited a hospital in Kanagawa for tests on April 5. He was taken off the active roster on April 9. The Softbank Hawks will wait to see if his condition improves with rest. If there is no change, he will most likely go under the knife.

Source: Sports Hochi 4/9/2018, Nikkan Sports 4/9/2018, Nikkan Sports 4/10/2018, Sanspo 4/9/2018, Daily Sports 4/9/2018, Sponichi 4/10/2018

[UPDATE 4/13 @ 12:49am]

The Hawks announced on April 12 that Iwasaki had surgery on his right elbow at a hospital in Kanagawa. He will most likely require about three months for a full recovery.

Source: Sponichi 4/12/2018, Sanspo 4/12/2018, Daily Sports 4/12/2018


Sho Iwasaki: Did You Know


September 26, 2017 vs Lotte at YafuOku Dome – Iwasaki set a new Softbank Hawks’ record by appearing in his seventy-second game of the year. The previous record of seventy-one was set by Tadashi Settsu in 2010. The Pacific League record of seventy-eight was set by Kazuhisa Inao in 1961. The NPB record of ninety was set by Tomoyuki Kubota in 2007.

Source: Daily Sports 9/26/2017