Nomo as temporary coach
For the first time since he gave up playing baseball as a professional player, he appeared before TV cameras. It's on Nov 12 in Kochi at the Orix Buffaloes autumn camp.

Nomo calls it quit
It was learned on July 17, that Nomo had called the baseball club he owns and told the manager that he was ending his career as a pro baseball player. He's also unveiled his decision on his website.

Nomo designated for assignment
It was learned on Apr 20 that Nomo will be removed from the roster. It's because he was not giving the pitches that was expected of him. Instead he'll be replaced by Luke Hochevar. It's speculated after May 10 he will be sent through waiver.

Apr 19
Nomo was given another chance to pitch. He was sent as a relief in the 8th inning to relief Yasuhiko Yabuta who loaded the bases. But Nomo was unlucky. What appeared to be a grounded hit turned into a 2 RBI hit. Then he himself couldn't field well. The Royals lost to the Oakland Athletics 2 to 13.

Apr 15
Nomo pitched for the 2nd time this season. He was on from the 4th inning. He struck out Seattle Mariners Ichiro. But he gave up 4 runs. The Royals lost 6 to 11.

Apr 10
Nomo at last was back on the pitching mound in MLB. It's the first time since 2005. He pitched from the 7th inning, but he gave up a base hit, walked and was in trouble. But he prevented the New York Yankees Hideki Matsui from getting anyone home. In the 9th inning, he gave up 2 home runs. The Royals lost to the Yankees 1 to 6.

Nomo called to play in the majors
On Apr 5, it was learned, Nomo has been invited to play with the Kansas City Royals. He was registered in the team already the next day. It's been 3 years since he last played in the major league.

Nomo signs with Royals minor
It came to light that on Jan 3 Nomo signed with a minor team affiliated with Kansas City Royals. According to reports he's been invited to join the Royals pre season camp in mid Feb.