[10/4/2017] Takahiro Imanami to retire

Thirty-two-year-old Takahiro Imanami was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease last year. He has found it difficult to keep up with other players since then and has decided to retire.

Imanami started his career with the Nippon Ham Fighters in 2007. He was later traded to the Yakult Swallows partway through the 2014 season.

Source: Daily Sports 10/4/2017, Sponichi 10/4/2017

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