Ono is planning to use a black and navy blue glove in 2018. He started the 2017 season with a red glove. He apparently decided to ditch the red glove after he was told the color made it easier to pick up on patterns (tipping pitches).
Source: Sanspo 12/20/20170 Comments
Taiki Ono left fall camp in Kochi and returned to Osaka on November 12 because of pain in his right knee.
Source: Daily Sports 11/12/2017
[UPDATE 11/13 @ 4:19pm]
Ono started feeling pain in his right knee on November 9. The Hanshin Tigers are concerned because he had surgery on his right knee during his third year of high school. Ono had the knee examined today.
[UPDATE 11/14 @ 3:12pm]
Ono was examined at a hospital in Osaka on November 13 and diagnosed with inflammation in the medial side of his right knee.
[UPDATE 11/19 @ 2:01am]
Ono started playing catch on November 18. He threw the ball indoors at a distance of about thirty meters.
Source: Nikkan Sports 11/18/20170 Comments
Taiki Ono felt discomfort in his right leg (cramp in calf) while pitching in tonight’s game against the Yakult Swallows at Jingu Stadium. He left the field for treatment after he threw one pitch to Nobuyuki Okumura with a runner on first and one out in the fourth inning. He returned to the mound, but the Hanshin Tigers ended up replacing him with a reliever after he tried throwing one practice pitch.
Ono could be taken off the active roster depending on his condition.0 Comments