[9/12/2017] Hisashi Takeda not ready to retire

Thirty-eight-year-old Hisashi Takeda is not ready to retire and is planning to leave the Nippon Ham Fighters to pursue playing opportunities with other teams. The Fighters a/pproached Takeda earlier this month and suggested that he retire.

Takeda has had problems with his knees the last few years. He had surgery on both his knees in 2015 and made it back to the active roster on July 27, 2016. He made the opening day roster this year, but was taken off the active roster in May with knee problems. He more recently pitched two shutout innings during a Ni-gun game against Yokohama on August 26.

Source: Sponichi 9/12/2017, Nikkan Sports 9/12/2017

[UPDATE 9/13 @ 8:16pm]

The media learned today that the Chunichi Dragons might be interested in Takeda. Chunichi is still looking to bolster their bullpen. They also have a connection to Takeda through Shigekazu Mori: they are both Komzawa University graduates.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/13/2017

Leave a Reply

NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 140 86 50 4
Hanshin 135 73 59 3
Yokohama 135 68 63 4
Yomiuri 137 68 66 3
Chunichi 136 58 73 5
Yakult 137 44 91 2
G W L T
Softbank 136 91 45 0
Seibu 137 77 57 3
Rakuten 130 71 57 2
Orix 133 61 71 1
Nippon Ham 133 52 81 0
Lotte 135 49 85 1
Don't forget to check these out!