Tonosaki, Shuta 外崎 修汰 (とのさき・しゅうた)
Seibu Lions | #44 | INF
Born: 12/19/1992 (age 27)
Height: 177cm
Weight: 75kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: O
Hometown: Aomori
Draft: 2014, 3rd Round
History: 弘前実高-富士大
Roster Changes: removed 05/17/2016, added 07/10/2016, removed 08/07/2016, added 09/24/2016

[9/2/2018] Shuta Tonosaki misses Orix game with back tightness

Shuta Tonosaki developed tightness in his back during pre-game practices today. He was taken to a hospital in Osaka for tests and diagnosed with mild tightness in his oblique abdominal muscle. Tonosaki was scheduled to get the start in right and bat fifth against Orix at Kyocera Dome, but the Seibu Lions decided to send him to the hospital for tests as a precaution.

Tonosaki is considered day-to-day. He is expected to remain with the Ichi-gun team for the time being.

Source: Sanspo 9/2/2018, Sports Hochi 9/2/2018, Sponichi 9/2/2018

[UPDATE 9/5 @ 1:09pm]

The Lions decided to take Tonosaki off the active roster on September 4 because they wanted to avoid the temptation of using him if he remained available. The team is hoping he can return in the minimum ten days.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/5/2018, Daily Sports 9/5/2018


[11/23/2017] Seibu Lions: uniform number changes

The Seibu Lions announced the following uniform number changes on November 23:

Staff uniform numbers:

Registered names:

Source: Seibu 11/23/2017


Shuta Tonosaki: Did You Know


Tonosaki was presented with the Hirosaki Sports Award – Sports Honor Award on February 23, 2018.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/23/2018


Tonosaki’s parents run an apple farm in Hirosaki, Aomori.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/20/2017


Tonosaki will sign an advisory contract with Descente for the 2018 season.

Source: Sports Hochi 12/30/2017


[9/29/2016] Mizuno MVP of the Month Awards for September

Eastern League

Shuta Tonosaki, Seibu
11 G, 18-for-46, 5 HR, 9 RBI, 6 SB, .391 BA

Tonosaki played mostly third base in September. He led the league in home runs and his batting average was second highest in the league.

Western League

Yusuke Masago, Softbank
11 G, 17-for-44, 2 HR, 13 RBI, 4 SB, .409 BA

Masago played in eleven games in September. He batted over .400 and led the league with thirteen RBI.


[7/29/2016] Shuta Tonosaki gets married

The media learned on July 28 that Shuta Tonosaki filed marriage papers with a woman from Aomori on July 24. The two starting dating when Tonosaki was a second-year high school student (she was a first-year student at the same school).

Source: Sports Hochi 7/29/2016