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Kimura, Shogo 木村 昇吾 (きむら・しょうご)
Seibu Lions | #121 | INF
Born: 04/15/1980 (age 38)
Height: 183cm
Weight: 78kg
Bats: L
Throws: R
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Osaka
Draft: 2002, 11th Round
History: 尽誠学園高(甲)-愛知学院大-横浜-広島
Roster Changes: added 04/22/2016, removed 06/22/2016
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[6/8/2017] Seibu Lions add Shogo Kimura to seventy-man roster

The Seibu Lions announced today that they added Ikusei Shogo Kimura to their seventy-man roster. His uniform number will change from 121 to 0. His new contract will be worth an estimated 7.5 or 20 million yen (different depending on source).

Source: Seibu 6/8/2017, Nikkan Sports 6/8/2017, Tokyo Sports 6/8/2017, Sanspo 6/8/2017

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[11/18/2016] Seibu Lions sign Shogo Kimura to an Ikusei contract

The Seibu Lions announced today that they signed Shogo Kimura to an Ikusei contract. His uniform number will change from 0 to 121.

Kimura had reconstructive surgery in his right knee (anterior cruciate ligament) in July. The Lions signed him to an Ikusei contract because they feel he can still be productive once he fully heals.

Source: Seibu announcement, Nikkan Sports 11/18/2016

[UPDATE 11/19 @ 4:49pm]

According to media reports, the Ikusei contract will be worth an estimated 7.5 million yen in 2017.

Source: Sports Hochi 11/19/2016

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[7/21/2016] Shogo Kimura has right knee surgery

The Seibu Lions announced today that Shogo Kimura had reconstructive surgery to treat a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee at a hospital in Tokyo. He will not be able to do any running for about three months.

Source: Sponichi 7/21/2016, Tokyo Sports 7/21/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/21/2016

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[6/23/2016] Shogo Kimura could miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL

The Seibu Lions announced today that Shogo Kimura was diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee. He suffered the injury during practices at Seibu Prince Dome on June 22.

Norio Tanabe told reporters the injury was fairly serious and that it might be difficult for Kimura to return this season.

Source: Sports Hochi 6/23/2016, Nikkan Sports 6/23/2016

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