Updates on Seiichi Sakayori, Atori Ota, Susumu Aizawa, Ryota Katsuki

Twenty-six-year-old Seiichi Sakayori and twenty-seven-year-old Atori Ota were let go by the Orix Buffaloes after the 2016 season. The media learned on January 24 that both players are trying to become police officers. Sakayori is planning to take a test for the Hyogo police department this spring. Ota has already made it passed the┬áMetropolitan Police Department’s first round of tests.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/25/2017

Industrial League team Vital-net announced on January 16 that they added twenty-nine-year-old Susumu Aizawa. The former Rakuten Eagle attended a tryout with the team on January 10.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/17/2017

Thirty-four-year-old Ryota Katsuki is not ready to retire and is planning to attend tryouts for the CPBL.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/11/2017

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