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Professionally profound in his area, Hirokazu Sawamura is a baseball pitcher who is currently a free agent. He is always in the public limelight for his private life with his family, friends, and love life, in addition to his gameplay. 

Associated with popular teams like Yomiuri Giants and Chiba Lotte Marines of NPB and Boston Red Sox of MLB, Sawamura is a highly skilled and experienced athlete.

The Japanese pitcher made his MLB debut on April 2021 for Boston Red Sox and was released by Red Sox in September 2022.

Like his career games, his private is also full of highs and lows.

Sawamura Wearing Red Sox Jersey (Source: Worcester Telegram)

In this article, we will discuss Sawamura’s past and present love life, his career decisions, and many more.

But first, let’s go through some quick facts.

Hirokazu Sawamura | Quick Facts

Full Name Hirokazu Sawamura
Date of Birth April 3, 1988
Birth Place Tochigi, Japan
Nick Name None
Religion Christianity
Nationality Japanese
Ethnicity Asian
Zodiac Sign Aries
Age 36 Years Old 
Height 6 ft./ 1.83 m/ 183 cm  
Weight 212 lbs./ 96 kg
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Black
Build Athletic
Father’s Name Name Unknown
Mother’s Name Kazuko Sawamura
Siblings Unknown
Education Sano Nihondai High School
Chuo University  
Marital Status Divorced
Maki Mori (2011–2013)
Kids None
Profession Baseball player
Position Pitcher
Affiliations Yomiuri Giants
Chiba Lotte Marines
Boston Red Sox 
Playing Style Bats (Right)
Throws (Right)
Net Worth $1 million- $5 million 
Social Media Instagram
Merch  Boston Red Sox Team Calendar 
Last Update May 2024

Hirokazu Sawamura | Body Measurements

Sawamura has an athletically poised body structure and firm muscles. He stands at a decent height of 6 feet (1.83 meters) while weighing 212 pounds (96 kg). 

As for his appearance, Hirokazu has a fair skin tone with medium-length brown hair. Likewise, he has a brown beard and bright, jet-black eyes. 

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Hirokazu Sawamura | Early Life

Sawamura was born on April 3, 1988, under the star sign Aries in Tochigi, Japan. His mother’s name is Kazuko Sawamura, but we do not have information about his father. Also, we do not know if he has any siblings or not. 

sawamura with his best friend
Sawamura With His Friend, Scott Mathieson (Source: Instagram)

Regarding his educational background, Hirokazu completed his early education at Sano Nihondai High School for early education. Following it, he enrolled at Chuo University in Tokyo.

There is also no information about his childhood, family, and background. 

Hirokazu Sawamura | Career

Sawamura has been playing baseball since his college days. In 2011, he joined the Yomiuri Giants and started playing in the professional arena. In the year of his joining, he bagged the Central League Rookie of the Year award. 

By 2013, he had become the MVP, and with the Giants, Sawamura only stood as a relief pitcher. With the same team, he played a total of three Japan Series, and throughout the years, Sawamura appeared as a closer starting pitcher and reliever. 

Chiba Lotte Marines
Sawamura Playing For Chiba Lotte Marines (Source: NBC Sports)

Later in 2020, Sawamura then signed to play a season game for the Chiba Lotte Marines. There, he appeared in a total of 22 games with the team.

The next year in 2021, Sawamura signed his first major league deal with the Boston Red Sox. There, he made his first MLB debut against the Baltimore Orioles.

Following it, Sawamura got his first MLB win in April 2021 and then made a total of 55 relief appearances in his first season.

Red Sox released Sawamura on September 11, 2022. Currently, the Japanese pitcher is a free agent and has not committed to any team. 

Career Highlights And Awards

  • Central League Rookie of the Year (2011)
  • Japan Series champion (2012)
  • NPB All-Star Series MVP (2013)
  • WBSC Premier12 (2015 in Tokyo- bronze)


Throughout Sawamura’s career, he faced several injuries. His earliest injury dates back to February 2017. Back in the day, he had initially complained about his shoulder pain, and after investigation, he received acupuncture treatment. 

The diagnosis later stated that he suffered from long thoracic nerve paralysis. Later, Sawamura revealed that he had suffered the injury due to a mistake from a trainer while performing acupuncture. 

Japanese Baseball Player
Japanese Baseball Player Hirokazu Sawamura (Source: Instagram)

Similarly, in July 2021, Sawamura struggled with right triceps inflammation and landed on the ten-day injured list.

Following it in August 2021, he suffered from right elbow tightness. The same year, Sawamura was placed on the COVID-related list for a month. 

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Hirokazu Sawamura | Net Worth

Sawamura maintains a net worth of about $1 million- $5 million. With the MLB team, Boston Red Sox, he had signed a $2,000,000, $3,000,000, $3,000,000 guaranteed deal over the years. 

He has total career earnings of $2,800,000. His primary source of income is his professional career. 

Hirokazu Sawamura | Social Media & Personal Life 

Sawamura is a divorcee who is currently not dating anyone. According to the sources, he was married to Maki Mori, a popular free announcer and a former announcer for Nippon TV. 


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If you want to know more about Sawamura, follow him on his social media sites. He is available on Instagram with 64.9k followers. 

All About Hirokazu Sawamura’s Ex-Wife, Maki Mori

Sawamura was married to Japanese free announcer Maki Mori. They tied the knot in 2011, but after two years, they decided to part ways. Before getting married, the duo had dated for a considerable amount of time. 

There are not many details regarding Sawamura’s relationship with Maki. Hence, it is not known how and when the duo met.

Maki Mori was born on February 19, 1981, in Kawaguchi, Saitama, Japan, under the star sign Pisces. She is a former announcer for Nippon TV and has also worked in the Faculty of Economics at Aoyama Gakuin University.

After she divorced Sawamura, Maki married remarried a general man who runs a company in February 2017. She has two children from this new marriage. 

Hirokazu Sawamura | Popularity Graph 

Popularity Graph
Popularity Of Hirokazu Sawamura Over The Past 12 Months (Source: Google)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Which Jersey Number Does Hirokazu Sawamura Wear?

Sawamura wore jersey number 19 for the Boston Red Sox. 

What Is Hirokazu Sawamura’s Career Statistic Like?

Hirokazu Sawamura made his NPB debut on April 15, 2011, for the Yomiuri Giants. During his tenure, he maintained a career statistic of 48–52 win-loss record, 2.77 ERA, 790 strikeouts, 75 saves, and 64 holds. 

Similarly, he made his MLB debut on April 2, 2021, for the Boston Red Sox. In his MLB career, he has a career stat of 104 games played, 103.2 innings pitched, a .233 batting average, a 6–2 win-loss record, a 3.39 ERA, and 101 strikeouts. 

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