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Hiroki Uemoto

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Batting average  .263
Role  Baseball player
Siblings  Takashi Uemoto
Name  Hiroki Uemoto
Salary  21 million JPY (2013)
RBI  99
Weight  63 kg
Home runs  17
Height  1.73 m

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Current team  Hanshin Tigers (#4 / Infielder)
Similar People  Takashi Toritani, Ryota Imanari, Ryota Arai, Yamato Maeda, Tsuyoshi Nishioka

Hiroki Uemoto Nails a Nobutaka Imamura Forkball - Hanshin Tigers vs Yomiuri Giants Japanese Baseball


Hiroki Uemoto (上本 博紀, Uemoto Hiroki, born July 4, 1986 in Fukuyama, Hiroshima) is a professional baseball player, and the second baseman for the Hanshin Tigers, a team in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball League.

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Early baseball career

Uemoto attended Koryo High School, where his team participated in the summer National Championship in his first and second years and the spring National Invitational Tournament in his second and third years. In 2003, he played alongside high-school sluggers Kentaro Nishimura and Yuta Shirahama to win the championship for their school. In his second year he was selected to participate in the Asia AAA Baseball Championship where he won the Top Defensive Player award. During the 2004 National Invitational High-school Baseball Tournament, he served as team captain and played catcher.

2013

In the sixth inning of a Hanshin vs. Samurai Japan practice game on February 26, he collided with left fielder Hayata Ito while chasing a ball hit by Hayato Sakamoto. Ito caught the ball despite the collision and was able to continue playing, but Uemoto was taken off the field on a stretcher. He was diagnosed with an injury to his anterior talofibular ligament. He underwent rehabilitation starting in March, returning to practice in mid-May. Because of occasional pain still felt in his left ankle, he underwent surgery in June.

His first appearance following surgery was on August 29 against the Giants in the Tokyo Dome, where he played third baseman for the first time. Five days later he hit his first home run of the year against the Baystars. During the September 18 game against Hiroshima, he played against his brother Takashi for the first time; he as the 2nd baseman and his brother as the Carp's shortstop. In the 2013 season, he played 25 games with 8 RBIs and 2 home runs.

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