Second baseman who earned six Silver Gloves within a span of seven seasons using the NPB’s Yakult Swallows; produced his MLB debut in 2007 for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He was a superstar at Uwajima Hagashi SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, and was an associate of Japan’s nationwide high school football group. In his short foray in to the MLB, he performed for the Tampa Bay Rays for three periods, then divide his final period between your Pittsburgh Pirates and Oakland Athletics. He wedded Misaki Iwamura, and in 2007 the few acquired their first kid. He initially performed third bottom with Tampa Bay, but transferred to second to support superstar slugger Evan Longoria.