Japanese professional pitcher who authorized an incentive-laden eight-year contract using the LA Dodgers in 2016. He produced his MLB debut using the Dodgers at age 28. He spent the 1st eight many years of his football career using the Hiroshima Carp of Nippon Professional Football, where he double earned the Eiji Sawamura Award. He performed for Japan in the 2013 Globe Baseball Basic and was called towards the All-Tournament group. He was a five-time all-star in Japan. He wedded Saho Narushima in 2012 and includes a sister. He was earned to shore in the Dodgers’ rotation behind ace Clayton Kershaw.