[10/14/2017] Daisuke Fujimura retires and takes job with Giants

Daisuke Fujimura announced on October 14 that he was retiring. He visited Giants Stadium and told reporters of his decision.

The Yomiuri Giants informed Fujimura they were not going to offer him a new contract on October 7. The twenty-eight-year-old considered attending the twelve team tryout, but ultimately wanted to end his career with the Giants. He decided to retire on October 13. Fujimura is slated to get a job in the organization.

Fujimura was selected by the Giants in the first round of the high school draft in 2007. He played in his first Ichi-gun game on May 10, 2011. He went on to lead the league in stolen bases with twenty-eight and won the Rookie of the Year award.

Source: Yomiuri 10/14/2017Daily Sports 10/14/2017, Daily Sports 10/14/2017, Sponichi 10/14/2017, Tokyo Sports 10/14/2014, Nikkan Sports 10/14/2017

[UPDATE 11/24 @ 3:45pm]

The Giants held a retirement ceremony for Fujimura during Fan Festa on November 23.

Source: Yomiuri 11/24/2017

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