Hirokazu Sawamura is a Japanese professional baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Standing at a height of 6 feet 0 inches (1.83 m), Sawamura began playing college baseball for Chuo University in Tokyo.
Since then, he has played for the likes of Yomiuri Giants and Chiba Lotte Marines.
Sawamura played nine seasons for the Yomiuri Giants during 2011-2020; he missed the 2017 season because of a shoulder injury.
In 2011, he was named the Central League Rookie of the Year. In 2013, he was named MVP of the main round of the NPB All-Star Series.
During his initial four seasons with the Giants, he was prevalently a beginning pitcher; after 2014, he just showed up for the Giants as a help pitcher.
As a nearer during 2015 and 2016, he recorded 36 and 37 recoveries, separately.
During his nine seasons with the Giants, he gathered a 48-50 win-misfortune record with 74 recoveries.
Sawamura played for the Giants in three Japan Series, the yearly title series of NPB.
He was the beginning and dominating pitcher of Match 2 out of 2012, which the Giants proceeded to dominate in six matches over the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters.
What Happened to Red Sox Pitcher Sawamura?
The Boston Red Sox got a boost to their bullpen before opening a three-game road series against the Seattle Mariners. The Red Sox reinstated relief pitcher Hirokazu Sawamura from the COVID-19-related injured list.