Wakui, Hideaki 涌井 秀章 (わくい・ひであき)
Chiba Lotte Marines | #16 | P
Born: 06/20/1986 (age 32)
Height: 185cm
Weight: 85kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Chiba
Draft: 2004, 1st Round
History: 横浜高(甲)-西武
Roster Changes: removed 09/26/2016, added 10/07/2016

[9/24/2017] Hideaki Wakui leaves start after five innings

Hideaki Wakui left his start against the Nippon Ham Fighters at ZOZO Marine Stadium after he gave up a single to the first batter he faced in the sixth inning. He first seemed to have problems with his left thumb. He left the field for treatment and returned. But after he finished throwing some warm-up pitches, he appeared to have an issue with his right leg. That was when he was pulled from the game.

Wakui had a perfect game through the first four innings. He gave up a lead-off single in the fifth before retiring the side in order. He left the game after he faced seventeen batters and threw seventy pitches.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/24/2017

[UPDATE 9/25 @ 1:32am]

Wakui first left the field to get treatment for a cramp near the base of his left thumb. After he returned and threw some warm-up pitches, he developed a cramp in his left calf.

Source: Sanspo 9/24/2017


[7/28/2017] Hideaki Wakui leaves start with leg cramp

Hideaki Wakui left tonight’s game against the Seibu Lions at ZOZO Marine after throwing just one pitch in the seventh inning. He grimaced as his right leg came around after releasing the ball. He was later seen touching the area above his right knee. He left the field for treatment and did not return.

Tsutomu Ito later told reporters Wakui started feeling some tightness (cramping) in his legs around the sixth inning and that he reached his limit when he took the mound in the seventh.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/28/2017, Sponichi 7/28/2017, Nikkan Sports 7/28/2017


[3/16/2017] Hideaki Wakui okay after getting hit in the head

Hideaki Wakui was hit in the head by a batted ball while working out in the outfield during pre-game practices at Jingu Stadium on March 15. He was able to participate in practices at Zozo Marine today. He appeared to be okay and is still slated to start an exhibition game against Yomiuri on March 18.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/16/2017