On the 26th, pitcher Reiji Kozawa, who joined the professional baseball team Yakult as a training player and has achieved good results in the 2nd army, signed a contract with the baseball team as a controlled player and was immediately registered as a player in the 1st army.

Pitcher Ozawa is 24 years old from Shizuoka prefecture.



He joined Softbank in 2016 in 2nd place in the draft, but signed a training contract with Yakult when he was out of force.



In addition to a powerful fastball, he is a right-handed pitcher with a sharp changing ball. So far this season, he has pitched as a relief pitcher in 24 games with the 2nd army, and has achieved good results with 1 win, 1 loss, 8 saves, and an ERA of 1.30.



On the 26th, Pitcher Ozawa signed a contract with the team as a controlled player and was immediately registered as a player in the 1st Army.



His number has changed from "014" to "70", and his annual salary is estimated to be 6 million yen.



Pitcher Ozawa said, "I have a feeling that I will definitely do it. I changed to restraint from around September last year, but the feeling when throwing is good and the ball is getting stronger. Even one army will put it out and appeal. "

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