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[10/30/2015] Chunichi Dragons acquire Shota Oba in money trade with Softbank Hawks

by on Oct.30, 2015 @ 5:02 pm, under NPB

The Chunichi Dragons and Softbank Hawks announced that they agreed to trade that will send Shota Oba (30) to Chunichi for money.

The Hawks released the following statement from Oba:

I am grateful to all the fans that cheered for me over the last eight years. I feel bad that I could not do better for those that supported me. I love Fukuoka and the Hawks, and I will do my best to show my appreciation by doing well with the Dragons. Thank you very much.

Source: official announcement (Chunichi), official announcement (Softbank)

[UPDATE 11/4 @ 9:43pm]

The Dragons held a press conference for Oba at Nagoya Stadium on November 4.

Source: official announcement

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Career Stats

Year Team G GS CG ShO W L Sv H WPCT BF IP H HR BB IBB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA WHIP
2008 Softbank 13 13 2 2 3 5 0 0 .375 344 78.0 83 14 30 2 3 73 5 0 47 47 5.42 1.45
2009 Softbank 22 12 0 0 1 4 0 0 .200 322 74.0 61 5 43 0 3 77 4 0 36 35 4.26 1.41
2010 Softbank 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 56 9.1 18 1 9 0 0 9 1 0 18 17 16.39 2.90
2011 Softbank 23 8 1 1 7 2 0 0 .778 293 70.2 52 4 25 0 6 51 2 0 22 20 2.55 1.09
2012 Softbank 10 7 1 0 2 5 0 0 .286 186 45.1 30 1 16 0 4 41 2 0 16 12 2.38 1.01
2013 Softbank 11 11 0 0 2 4 0 0 .333 224 51.1 45 2 24 0 4 29 7 1 33 30 5.26 1.34
2014 Softbank 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---- 31 7.2 7 1 2 0 0 6 0 0 3 3 3.52 1.17
  85 46 4 3 15 21 0 0 .417 1456 336.1 296 28 149 2 20 286 21 1 175 164 4.39 1.32