Ono, Shota 大野 奨太 (おおの・しょうた)
Nippon Ham Fighters | #27 | C
Born: 01/12/1987 (age 31)
Height: 177cm
Weight: 78kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: O
Hometown: Gifu
Draft: 2008, 1st Round
History: 岐阜総合学園高-東洋大
Roster Changes: removed 09/30/2016, added 10/11/2016

[4/12/2018] Shota Ono taken off active roster with possible concussion

Shota Ono was hit by a pitch on the left side of his head during a game against the Hanshin Tigers on April 8. He was taken to a hospital in Osaka for tests and diagnosed with a bruise. He later developed symptoms of a concussion and was taken off the active roster on April 11.

Source: Daily Sports 4/12/2018, Sponichi 4/11/2018, Nikkan Sports 4/11/2018, Sanspo 4/11/2018


[3/9/2018] Shota Ono returns to Nagoya with elbow discomfort

Shota Ono developed discomfort/tightness in his right elbow and will miss two exhibition games against Hanshin (today and tomorrow). Ono returned to Nagoya on March 8 for tests. While his condition is not considered serious, the Chunichi Dragons want to avoid pushing him too hard since he had surgery to remove loose cartilage from the elbow in October last year.

Source: Sanspo 3/9/2018, Nikkan Sports 3/9/2018


[10/13/2017] Shota Ono to have right elbow surgery

The Nippon Ham Fighters announced on October 13 that Shota Ono will have surgery to remove loose bodies in his right elbow at a hospital in Sapporo on October 16. Ono was partially limited to eighty-three games this season due to tightness in the elbow. He decided to have the surgery now because he did not want to have to worry about it next year.

Source: Nippon Ham 10/13/2017Sponichi 10/13/2017, Sports Hochi 10/13/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/13/2017

[UPDATE 10/16 @ 4:22pm]

The Fighters announced today that Ono had surgery on his right elbow. There were no complications. He will remain in the hospital for a few days and begin rehabbing the elbow. He will report to the Kamagaya facilities to continue his rehab as soon as he is ready.

It will most likely be about two months before he can begin throwing and three months for a full recovery.

Source: Nippon Ham 10/16/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/16/2017, Sponichi 10/16/2017

[UPDATE 10/23 @ 12:43am]

Ono was discharged from a Sapporo hospital on October 20. He resumed practices on October 21.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/22/2017

[UPDATE 11/2 @ 3:40pm]

Ono did some catching practices on November 1 for the first time since his surgery.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/2/2017


[9/9/2017] Shota Ono taken off active roster with elbow tightness

The Nippon Ham Fighters took Shota Ono off the active roster because of right elbow tightness. Ono started having problems with the elbow yesterday and skipped pre-game practices. He is expected to stay with the Ichi-gun team as he recovers.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/9/2017, Daily Sports 9/9/2017, Sanspo 9/9/2017

[UPDATE 9/18 @ 3:55pm]

Ono has remained with the Ichi-gun team since he was taken off the active roster on September 9. He resumed batting practice on September 17. He told reporters his elbow was fine.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/18/2017


[7/11/2016] Shota Ono leaves game with cold

Shota Ono left last night’s game against Lotte at Sapporo Dome on defense in the eighth inning because he was feeling sick (fever and a cough). He was sent home to rest and is considered day-to-day.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/11/2016