Omatsu, Shoitsu 大松 尚逸 (おおまつ・しょういつ)
Yakult Swallows | #66 | INF
Born: 06/15/1982 (age 37)
Height: 184cm
Weight: 93kg
Bats: L
Throws: L
Blood Type: B
Hometown: Ishikawa
Draft: 2004, 5th Round
History: 金沢高-東海大-ロッテ

[8/11/2017] Shoitsu Omatsu earns international FA option

Thirty-five-year-old Shoitsu Omatsu earned his international free agent option today with nine years of service time on the active roster.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/11/2017, Sanspo 8/11/2017


Shoitsu Omatsu: Did You Know


Omatsu hit two pinch-hit walk-off home runs in 2017: May 9 against Hiroshima and July 27 against Chunichi. He joined Kazuo Higasa (Yomiuri, 1956), Yasumitsu Toyoda (Sankei, 1968) and Tsutomu Wakamatsu (Yakult, 1977) as the only players in NPB history to record two pinch-hit walk-off home runs in one season.

Source: Sponichi 7/27/2017, Sanspo 7/27/2017


[2/17/2017] Yakult Swallows to sign Shoitsu Omatsu

The Yakult Swallows announced on February 17 that Shoitsu Omatsu passed his tryout. They are planning to sign him to a contract. He will continue his training at Ni-gun camp in the meantime.

Source: Yakult 2/17/2017

[UPDATE 2/19 @ 10:01pm]

The Swallows announced today that they reached an agreement with Omatsu. He was assigned the uniform number 66. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a contract worth an estimated eight million yen.

Source: Daily Sports 2/19/2017


[1/10/2017] Yakult Swallows to give Omatsu a tryout during spring camp

The media  learned on January 10 that the Yakult Swallows are planning to give thirty-four-year-old Shoitsu Omatsu a tryout during Ni-gun spring camp. The former Lotte Marine ruptured his right Achilles tendon during a Ni-gun game in May last year and was unable to play in any Ichi-gun games. Omatsu was offered a coaching job by Lotte, but he turned it down because he was not ready retire.

Source: Daily Sports 1/10/2017, Sanspo 1/10/2017

[UPDATE 2/14 @ 11:21pm]

Omatsu participated in Ni-gun camp on February 14. His tryout will run through to February 17.

Source: Sanspo 2/14/2017


[5/31/2016] Shoitsu Omatsu has surgery to repair ruptured Achilles tendon

Shoitsu Omatsu ruptured his right Achilles tendon while running the bases during a Ni-gun game against Rakuten on May 29. The Chiba Lotte Marines announced that he had surgery to repair the tendon at a hospital in Tokyo on May 30. He will be discharged in about a week and will require about six months for a full recovery.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/31/2016, Sponichi 5/31/2016