The 50-game-in-a-season run, which had continued since joining the team, came to a halt after 14 years
Nippon-Ham announced on the team’s official website on the 5th that it was decided that pitcher Naoki Miyanishi will undergo left elbow cleaning surgery at a hospital in Sapporo on the 6th. With the prospect of a full recovery 3 months, the return during this season was in despair.
Miyanishi has a poor 5.66 ERA in 24 games this season and was struck off twice in June and August. There was no pitching in the First Army after August 6, and the pitching of more than 50 games in one season, which had continued since 2008 when he turned professional, had stopped in 14 year. Even in the 2nd Army there was no pitching after July 20.
The 37-year-old left-hand man said through the team: “I’m sorry for the inconvenience caused to the team by having to undergo surgery even during the season. Also, I’m grateful to the team. team for respecting the decision to have surgery this I don’t know what will happen to me in the future, but I will do my best in rehabilitation so I can kick off the rest of my baseball life with no regrets.