The Softbank Hawks announced on September 20 that Ken Okamoto had surgery on his right elbow at a hospital in Yokohama. He will most likely need about three months for a full recovery.
Okamoto had been taken off the active roster on July 28 with elbow pain and had resumed throwing practices in late-August.0 Comments
The Softbank Hawks announced on January 30 that Ken Okamoto was reassigned to Group B spring camp because of pain in his right calf. Eleven pitchers, not including Dennis Sarfate and Livan Moinelo, will now report to Group A spring camp.
Source: Nikkan Sports 1/30/20180 Comments