Yoshida, Kazumasa 吉田 一将 (よしだ・かずまさ)
Orix Buffaloes | #14 | P
Born: 09/23/1989 (age 29)
Height: 191cm
Weight: 92kg
Bats: L
Throws: R
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Nara
Draft: 2013, 1st Round
History: 青森山田高(甲)-日大-JR東日本
Roster Changes: added 04/11/2016, removed 08/20/2016, added 09/05/2016

[8/22/2016] Kazumasa Yoshida taken off active roster with neck pain

Kazumasa Yoshida was taken off the active roster on August 21 with neck pain. He was examined (MRI, x-rays) at a hospital in Kobe today. No abnormalities were discovered. The Orix Buffaloes will monitor to him as he resumes workouts.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/22/2016


[4/12/2016] Buffaloes to call up two of five pitchers in Ni-gun rotation

The Ni-gun Buffaloes have gone with a starting rotation of Kazumasa Yoshida, Sachiya Yamasaki, Koki Saito, Yu Suzuki, and Daiki Aoyama so far this season. The Ichi-gun Buffaloes are planning to call up Yoshida and Yamasaki. They want Yoshida to help bolster the bullpen and Yamasaki for a start against Nippon Ham at Kyocera Dome on April 14.

The Ni-gun team, just like the Ichi-gun team, has been struggling (4-13-1). They will have to overcome a six-game stretch that begins today without two starters.

Source: Sports Hochi 4/12/2016