|Yomiuri Giants – No. 47|
Born: November 11, 1983|
Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
|April 29, 2007, for the Yomiuri Giants|
|NPB statistics |
(through 2016 season)
|Career highlights and awards|
|Last updated on: 8 December 2008|
|World Baseball Classic|
|2009 Los Angeles||Team|
Tetsuya Yamaguchi (山口 鉄也 Yamaguchi Tetsuya, born November 11, 1983 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan) is a Japanese Nippon Professional Baseball player with the Yomiuri Giants in Japan's Central League. He was playing in the Missoula Osprey (Advanced Rookie level under Arizona Diamondbacks) before he was drafted by the Giants in 2005.
He was awarded as Central League's Rookie of the Year in 2008, beating his teammate and another award favorite Hayato Sakamoto, by finishing with an 11-2 with 67 appearances, the most wins of all-time in Giants' relief pitchers. He was then selected to the National team playing in 2009 World Baseball Classic, being the only relief pitcher (other than closers) selected by the National team.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)