He is Japanese, trilingual and works for a major league baseball team. Kiyoshi Momose was the strength and conditioning coach for the visiting Major League Baseball squad on the recent All-Star tour of Japan. During the regular season, he works for the Pittsburgh Pirates, keeping in shape the players on that National League team.
Momose, 42, is a native of Nagano Prefecture and was educated at Nippon Taiiku Daigaku (College of Physical Education) in Tokyo and the University of Central Florida. He has worked for the Pirates for 14 years, but began his time in the majors as an intern with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2000.
A speaker of Japanese, English and Spanish, Momose also served as a trainer for the national team of the Dominican Republic during the 2013 World Baseball Classic. His wife, Lucianna, is Venezuelan-American.