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Mogi, Eigoro 茂木 栄五郎 (もぎ・えいごろう)
Rakuten Eagles | #5 | INF
Born: 02/13/1994 (age 24)
Height: 171cm
Weight: 75kg
Bats: L
Throws: R
Blood Type: O
Hometown: Tokyo
Draft: 2015, 3rd Round
History: 桐蔭学園高-早大
Roster Changes: removed 06/26/2016, added 08/03/2016
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[10/3/2018] Eigoro Mogi might miss the rest of the regular season

Eigoro Mogi was hit by a pitch near his left calf during a game against Softbank at YafuOku Dome on August 16. He was later taken off the active roster with a bruised left gastrocnemius muscle. He started playing in Ni-gun rehab games on September 11 and was close to a return to the active roster until he hurt his left shoulder while diving for a ball during fielding practices in late-September.

The Rakuten Eagles were hoping to call him back up before the end of the regular season, but they are concerned about his shoulder. Depending on his progress, he might be able to attend the Phoenix League in October.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/3/2018

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[11/1/2017] Eigoro Mogi to have right elbow cleaned out

The media learned on October 31 that Eigoro Mogi was going to have surgery to clean out his right elbow some time today (or tomorrow, depending on the source). Mogi started having problems with his elbow in June and later developed right shoulder pain from overcompensation. He decided to have the surgery because the condition was beginning to affect his hitting. He will most likely require a month or two for a full recovery.

Source: Daily Sports 11/1/2017, Sponichi 11/1/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/1/2017

[UPDATE 11/3 @ 8:48pm]

The Eagles announced today that Mogi had his right elbow cleaned out at a hospital in Kanagawa on November 2. He will most likely require about four months before he is ready to play again.

Source: Daily Sports 11/3/2017

[UPDATE 1/16/2018 @ 9:55pm]

Mogi swung a bat during practices at Rakuten Eagles Izumi Stadium on January 16. It was the first time he swung a bat since his surgery in November last year. He also started throwing into a net on January 15.

Mogi told reporters that he was at about fifty percent.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/16/2018, Sanspo 1/16/2018

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Eigoro Mogi: Did You Know

Miscellaneous

2018

Mogi was named a tourism ambassador for Koganei, Tokyo (his hometown) in 2018. His term will be for two years, from January 18, 2018 until January 17, 2020.

Source: Sports Hochi 1/18/2018, Daily Sports 1/18/2018


Milestones

2017

October 15 vs Seibu at MetLife Dome – Mogi recorded a home run off the first pitch of the game and joined Takumi Kuriyama (2005) and Ikuhiro Kiyota as the only players to accomplish the feat during Playoff/Climax Series play.

Source: Sponichi 10/15/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/16/2017

October 18 vs Softbank at YafuOku Dome – Mogi hit the third pitch of the game, a 1-1 fastball, over the fence in left-center for his second lead-off home run this Climax Series. He joined Ikuhiro Kiyota (2016) as the only players to record two Climax Series lead-off home runs during one post-season.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/18/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/19/2017, Sponichi 10/19/2017

2018

August 12 vs Seibu at Rakuten Seimei – Mogi recorded the first walk-off hit of his career (twelfth inning, off Hiromasa Saito, two-run home run).

Source: Sports Hochi 8/12/2018, Sponichi 8/12/2018

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[8/31/2017] Eigoro Mogi misses game with shoulder, elbow discomfort

Eigoro Mogi missed tonight’s game against the Seibu Lions because of discomfort in his right shoulder and elbow.

Source: Sanspo 8/31/2017

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[7/11/2017] MyNavi All-Star Game 2017: Roster Change

The NPB announced today that Eigoro Mogi (Rakuten) withdrew from the Pacific League All-Star team due to an injury (right elbow: olecranon and trochlea of humerus). According to Section 86 of the Baseball Agreement, Mogi will not be allowed to play in his team’s first ten games immediately after the All-Star break.

Seibu’s Sosuke Genda was named as Mogi’s replacement.

Source: NPB 7/11/2017

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[6/18/2017] Eigoro Mogi hurts right elbow

Eigoro Mogi did not play in today’s Hanshin Tigers game at Koshien Stadium because of pain in his right elbow. He hurt the elbow when he fouled off a pitch during his second at bat in yesterday’s game against the Tigers. He remained in the game but was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning.

Mogi was sent back to Sendai today. The Rakuten Eagles are not planning to take him off the active roster since they have the next four days off.

Source: Sports Hochi 6/18/2017, Nikkan Sports 6/18/2017

[UPDATE 6/21 @ 1:00am]

Mogi was taken off the active roster on June 19.

[UPDATE 6/22 @ 6:33pm]

The Eagles announced on June 21 that Mogi was diagnosed with a bone contusion on his right olecranon after visiting a hospital in Sendai. Masataka Nashida is hoping he will be able to return in about two weeks.

Source: Sports Hochi 6/22/2017, Sponichi 6/22/2017

[UPDATE 7/4 @ 11:50pm]

Nashida is still not sure when Mogi will be ready to return to the active roster. He is not happy about the rule that will keep him out for ten games after the break if he has to skip the All-Star series.

Source: Sponichi 7/4/2017

[UPDATE 7/27 @ 12:40am]

The media learned on July 25 that Mogi might be able to rejoin the Ichi-gun team on July 30. He is expected to play in at least two rehab games at Ni-gun beforehand. If he does make it back to the active roster on July 30, it will most likely be as a designated hitter, since his throwing is still only at about fifty percent (he is playing catch at ten to twenty meters).

Source: Daily Sports 7/26/2017, Sponichi 7/26/2017Sports Hochi 7/26/2017

[UPDATE 7/27 @ 12:35pm]

Mogi played in his first Ni-gun rehab game on July 26. He started at designated hitter against Yomiuri and batted third. He went 0-for-3: G3, G3, BB, G3.

Source: Sponichi 7/27/2017

[UPDATE 7/30 @ 6:58pm]

Mogi returned to the active roster today. He made the starting line-up at designated hitter and batted lead-off against the Orix Buffaloes at Kyocera Dome. He went 1-for-3 with two walks.

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[6/14/2017] Eigoro Mogi leaves game with fatigue

Eigoro Mogi left tonight’s game against the Yakult Swallows on defense in the fifth inning because of fatigue.

Source: Sanspo 6/14/2017

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[4/26/2017] Eigoro Mogi misses game with heel pain

Eigoro Mogi did not play in tonight’s game against the Chiba Lotte Marines at Kobo Park Miaygi because of pain in his left heel. He suffered the injury while running the bases during the Lotte game on April 25.

Source: Sanspo 4/26/2017, Sports Hochi 4/26/2017

[UPDATE 4/28 @ 7:32pm]

Mogi is expected to return to the starting line-up on April 29.

Source: Daily Spots 4/28/2017

[UPDATE 5/6 @ 12:21am]

Mogi missed another game (May 5 vs Seibu) with heel pain.

Source: Sanspo 5/5/2017

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[4/19/2017] Eigoro Mogi leaves game with leg tightness

Eigoro Mogi left tonight’s game against Seibu on defense in the eighth inning because of tightness in his left leg. He will be re-evaluated tomorrow.

Source: Sanspo 4/18/2017

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[9/30/2016] Eigoro Mogi misses Softbank game with leg tightness

Eigoro Mogi developed tightness in his left leg during an Orix game on September 29. He missed Friday’s game against the Softbank Hawks at YafuOku Dome because there were concerns the artificial turf might put more strain on the leg.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/30/2016

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