Suspicions of sex crimes against Hotaka Yamakawa (31), a home run hitter of the Save Lions in the Japanese professional baseball league, have been raised.
On the 11th, the online version of ‘Weekly Bunchun’ said that Yamakawa was forced to have sex with a woman in her 20s despite the refusal of a woman in her 20s at a hotel in Tokyo last year, injuring her lower body. reported that it was reported to As befits a giant gun representing NPB, related reports are pouring in. Baseball fans are also showing great interest.
Yamakawa is a married man who married a former softball player who is a senior at Fuji University in 2017.
Yamakawa, who joined Seibu in 2014, is a representative of Japanese professional baseball. He shot 47 and 43 cannons in 2018 and 2019, respectively, and won the Pacific League home run king for the second consecutive time. He only hit 24 home runs each in the aftermath of injuries in 2020 and 2021, but hit 41 home runs last year and won the third home run king in his personal career. He also became the first RBI leader of his career with 90 RBIs.
He participated in the WBC (World Base Classic) as a representative of Japan and contributed to the championship 안전놀이터.
Yamakawa responded to media coverage after the home game against Chiba Lotte Marines on the 11th. He admitted that he was having an affair in connection with the reports of his sexual assault allegations. “I apologized to my wife for going to a hotel with another woman while being married,” he said. He just denied that he did it by force.
The Japan Metropolitan Police Agency said it is conducting an investigation into the incident.
The save club excluded Yamakawa from the list of first-team players on the 12th. He is sluggish with a batting average of .254, 0 homers, and 5 RBIs in 17 games this season. The second player registration of the season was canceled ten days after returning to the first team on the 2nd due to a calf injury.
According to Sponichi Annex, the club’s public relations staff explained, “We made a comprehensive judgment and conditionally canceled it.”